Birds Bay Retreat
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... rain slicker over the protection suit. You look and feel like the Michelin Man. Maybe this is not going to be that much fun.
We took off and when the guide cranked it up on the zodiac it was extremely windy but actually pretty toasty inside the space suits.
The swells were 3-4 feet so we were bouncing along with many launches and crash landings at high speed. For someone who has nursed a tender back for a number of years, the thought occurs that this might not be the ...
... creating perfect reflections. Nice views across the harbour to settlements and mountains on the other side. Returned for quick freshen up then off to Tofino 30 km away to the west. Called in Wickaninnish Beach along the way. This was a sandy beach with some hopeful surfers and a nice pile of firewood. Next stop was a walk along a boardwalk through lovely coastal rainforest to Schooner Cove, another nice ...
... a game. An amazing rainforest, felt quite other-worldly with moss and greenery everywhere, the complete opposite to the bone-dry Yellowstone where nothing has decomposed in hundreds of years, due to freezing average temperatures and no moisture. If the Magic Faraway Tree is anywhere, it is on Meares Island for sure! Then back on the boat past some bald eagles nests and into Tofino. Lunch at the brilliant SoBo, with more ...
I'm pleased to say, the next night was much warmer. We donned our hats, gloves and thermals before climbing into our sleeping bags. I'd even brought a fluffy blanket to go over the top of us - and we were both snug-as-a-bug. I discovered that the checkout lady had left the security tag on my hat, but that did not stop me wearing it! I just looked like a right chav in the toilet block - I'm sure a few of the other guests thought I'd pinched it!!
We woke up to a misty rain in the morning. It seems like typical weather for the coast that is so foggy and damp. Andrew and I agreed that we didn't win the lottery with the weather in Tofino, but we didn't loose either. At least it wasn't pouring rain!
We decided to head into Ucluelet to check out the town and find a dry place for breakfast. As expected, the touristy towns are a little more expensive to eat ...