Howard Johnson Hotel Port Alberni
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And you guessed right - we hired a speedboat!!
This was just the buzz and excitement we needed after our disaster at Tofino, and it instantly made us fall in love with this beautiful lake.
We certainly put the boat through its paces and got our money's worth by opening up her twin throttles and bouncing across the lake to explore every little nook and cranny.
... 8230; but the campground doesn’t look like a Provincial Park anymore… nice wooden fences between the campsites, which are all in a row… and brand new bathrooms – and let’s not forget the showers, even they are at the picnic sites and not on the campground.
But we got a nice site on the ...
... of going to see Cathedral Grove up in Port Alberni and then drive back down to tour Victoria, but with the change of plans for Nate and Soon we decided to just do Cathedral Grove so we could get back to the cottage early and relax for the evening.
The drive up the east coast is an easy one and drivers are very slow and relaxed in BC, especially on the island. I definitely had a bit of Ontario 'hurry-the-hell-up' attitude behind the wheel but as ...
... would have been the better option. Okay we were safe now, making our way to the harbour to rendezvous with the Frances Barkley (FB) to make our way down to the Bamfield. 'Did you see that ?', I shouted. A deer walked across the road. We have kangaroos and Canadia has deer that wonder the streets. It took a while of driving around In circles before we found the RV long term parking area. Back of the train station in the car park ' what do you ...
... put into them. Continuing along the boardwalk we scoped out a spot and dropped our things to take a quick dip in the warmer salt water. It wasn't very deep so you could walk out for quite a distance and still be able to stand up.
Dinner that night was at a very classy spot on the wharf in Cowichan Bay called The Masthead. The food was very good, and even a chilly wind didn't spoil our al fresco dining experience.