The Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens
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... Sure enough as I got it near the surface it was a small shark! I was a little concerned about bringing it into the boat as it clearly was not happy. But Johnny deftly removed it from the line while it was still outside the boat, phew! The next strike was Jaynes and she reeled it in with a little help as it seemed quite a weight. Sure enough it was a large Halibut, around 16lbs. A good size! By now the sea was quite rough and none of us was feeling too great, so we moved closer ...
... further out at sea so went to investigate. They turned out not to be orcas, but a pod of risso dolphins. These are the largest species of dolphin and have the same colouring as orcas. They were amazing and gave us quite a show :-). After an exhilarating ride back to the dock we went back to the tour office and dispensed with our floatation suits. All in all an amazing experience. Photos ...
... br> crabbing and dropping a pot from the dock.
Nine other people were on the boat plus another dog besides
Manny and Bacon. The ride across the sound to Meares Island was no more than 10
minutes and soon we were docked and left to our own devices. There was
confusion on finding the trail and boardwalk and Tony and I just found the
trail and turned right to head around the trail counterclockwise and away from
The rest of the day was totally low-key. We mooched about in the room and then headed back over to Tacofino (quite a few hours later, I might add...) for a very small tea. A few beers with a movie (no walk tonight as there was no sunset) and our day was done. Tomorrow promises to be much more actioned packed as we are sea kayaking in the morning and whale-watching in the afternoon. Fingers crossed for sunny weather...
Today was yet another amazing day! This morning Mum found out that last night i had spilt hot chocolate on the carpet and that i had made a shelf fall down. How was i supposed to know it was so unstable?! Anyway, soon we went for brunch at a place called Vincent's. Dylan, Mum and I had massive waffles with whipped cream and strawberries, Kitty had a bagel with Nutella ...