Tsunami Backpackers Guesthouse - Port Alberni
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... nowhere Soon shouts out "How did you two meet?" Caught us all off guard but I provided her a wonderfully romantic description of how Kara and I met, or as Nate described it "That started out really strange and wrong, but ended up being a really nice story". Or something like that!
The evening was wrapped up watching a bit of Jim Jefferies latest standup show but eventually we had to shut it off because we all basically fell asleep! Another great day.
... we could park overnight in the Walmart parking lot, as Walmart encourage it, as they know you will come into their Super Center and spend money. I chose one called Timber Lodge. It is situated right on the hill overlooking Port Albernie with an easy access to the habour. Done! Before heading there we stop in and restock supplies and sample the local meat ( game), and meet the local biker chick that runs the beer store. 'Can you recommend ...
... house. When I did get through, it was a non emergency. The cat was locked in my moms bedroom and all I had to do was tell grandma where the key was. Fewf!
So I went and made some tea and sat down on the dock by myself and had some quiet time before mom and came out and joined me. When we went back inside Ellen was up and was making some oatmeal and raspberry muffins. She also asked if we were interested in going into Port Alberni to the ...
... really see how they used to do it, from the felling of the tree (well of the felling of a big chunky piece of trunk that was there just for that purpose) to its loading on the tree, and then the cutting and milling into planks in the main building. All those machines were operated by retired former lumberjacks, who had worked with those tools at the beginning of their careers, and they were in a great mood. I filled up with sun, fresh air, steam engines and the smell of fresh ...
... To give you an idea of the size, the wheels are about 5’ diameter.
My special interest was all the logging steam locomotives and wagons. For the uneducated, the locomotives used in logging were usually one of a few special types, geared down and very flexible to allow the loco to successfully negotiate steep grades, sharp curves and uneven, roughly laid track. Sometimes the rails were nothing more than logs laid parallel on roughly cleared ground. All up the had ...