Ocean Trails Resort
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- Tennis Court
- Hot tub
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... solitary males, and little groups of females, sometimes with young calves in tow. As usual, my work with the little camera is pretty useless as the whales pop up and then dive again at all sorts of unexpected places. Nanette manages a few great shots on her iphone, but we agree that sitting in a twenty-foot open boat watching thirty-foot killer whales hunt all around you is one of those things you just have to experience for first-hand. ...
Thursday 28/5 - I was awake early this morning so went for a run along the foreshore. It was a beautiful morning for it but I've lost some fitness so I had to do a bit of walking too. There were good views south to the USA and the snowcapped Olympic mountains. Anyway I felt good afterward and it gave me a good appetite for breakfast.
We picked up our rental car (Mazda 2) today about 9:30am and started to make our way to Parksville, a small ...
... friendly rabbits were at the farm also.
Next stop was at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, in Errington, here we learnt about the fur trade, and then the contribution that the centre actually provides to help save wild animals. There is a fully equipped surgery onsite, along with a black bear rehab enclosure and a flight enclosure specially made big enough for the raptors to regain flying strength to be returned to the wild.
We were ...
... If that trip to Port Alberni had ended there and then, it would already have been much more than I expected. But then there was one last thing to figure out: how to leave the place. The last surprise was that despite its location in the middle of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is actually a deep and salty water harbour! The Alberni Inlet is in fact a deep submersed valley and is navigable all the way to the Pacific Ocean. And guess what: there's a boat, the MV Frances Barkley, ...
... its one of my favourite shops! Well it turns out they were coming and last week they opened at multiple locations, including Nanaimo, so that was our first stop today. Yay, it's ridiculous how excited I was haha. Turns out I wasn't disappointed, it's even better than home as they have everything we do, plus groceries!! I was stoked to find my beloved jersey cotton sheets - if you've never tried them you should! So soft and comfy, can't wait to wash them & get them on the bed. We ...