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... west I've ever been. If I kept going the next stop would be Japan. I rewarded myself with a beer then headed off to the Matterson House restaurant. Locals here eat early - they close at 9 - so I was here before 7. The main course, pasta with clams and haddock iin a rich tomato salsa sauce was arguably the best pasta I've ever eaten - and I told them so. Their chocolate mousse was pretty good too. I had an early ...
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!!
... stop was Cathedral Grove. Cathedral Grove is located at the top end of Cameron Lake (a short distance from Parksville) preserving a section of lush old growth forest (some trees within the forest are 500 years old). I loved visiting this park the last time we were there, in awe of the tall, big trees stretching up into the skies. We were disappointed to see that many of the old growth trees had fallen down since our last visit. There was ...
... the style of a mushroom) selling potatoes. That was kinda it.
After lunch it was a trip down to Eagle Bay (on the other side of the inlet) for a general rummage around followed by a boat for play with some old skool oceanography equipment (sucky discs, hand-held temperature/salinity probes) and a spot of plankton netting at various points. And we were lucky enough to see seals, sealions, grey herons, river otters, ...
... got a bit more interesting as we were passing by smaller islands. One was very small with a pretty lighthouse on it and mountains rising from the island further behind it. I took a lot of photos of the lighthouse island because nice scenes make me snap happy.
Finally at the terminal, we walked with the Tofino-bound woman to the shuttle and checked that the price was the same for 3 people, which it was ($31 to downtown Nanaimo), so we split it between us and hopped ...
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