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... in the space. We dropped off our stuff and made for the Trail which took us a leisurely hour to do most of the northern loop. We crossed paths with hikers and cyclists and dog walkers along the way.
After our walk, we moseyed onto the Alpenhorn Bistro on Main St. The town's centre has a modern Bavarian vibe to it. Much like the tag line on their ...
... civilisation so abruptly was pretty profound, if a little depressing. We suddenly got constant phone reception, we couldn't stop to watch wildlife due to the sheer number of cars, not that we'd want to as all we could see now were horses and cows in fields. No more friendly waves to each other on the road either. We knew this was coming but it took us aback how quickly it changed, and so far from Vancouver.
Oh well, it just shows the adventure is now over and we now have ...
... to drive up to the twin falls, runoff from the glacier, but it started to rain so I went back to the van. They supposedly cascade some 550 feet. Maybe next time!
A lot of positives today, only negative "they are right about the mosquitoes and as you may not know, they do just love the taste of my blood.
Do You Know: What town purports to be the geological center of Brtish Columbia?
... tiny and miserable looking in the rain. So we headed back down the way we had come in and took the road to Ucluelet instead, a must nicer, quieter, less touristy little place. There we found the C&N Hostel (N48 56.790 W125 33.827) where we stayed in separate dorms for $56 pn including wifi, good showers, a big well fitted out kitchen and a great location next to a tidal inlet. The manager told us that black bears were frequently seen checking the shoreline at low tide for mollusks ...
... we arrived at the hotel in Smithers just after 3.30 pm.
In general the surfaces were less slipery than yesterday so we felt more confident. Understeer is still there and the rear axle is also very loose, but we lowered the tyre pressures somewhat (increasing the risk of punctures...) and this also seemed to have helped.