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... I ask? I want to drink local and I like dark beer.', I mention to my local beer wench. 'Well, I only drink Canadian that is local !'. I smile politely as she proceeds to make a pretty good couple of recommendations. Returning to the Betty Blue, we make a swift getaway to our abode for the night. Timber lodge. There is nothing timber about it! May be the side paneling of the hotel that housed the reception for the R V park. The flashing ...
... in rosemary and garlic on a bed of yummy mash with a jus of blackberry. Gra had a hotpot of seafood -salmon and prawns amongst it.
None of us slept well that night-no lock on the door and Graeme's snoring!
PS Forgot to mention our little drive to the Stamp River- a short hike up to the fish ladder and waterfall. It was an ingenious idea to help the salmon make it up the 9 m waterfall to spawn and made for great pics.
... some ham and turkey sandwiches in the car that I had prepacked, and spent some time playing on the iPad, and scratching our tickets that we won nothing on.
Once we crossed over into Naniamo mom had programed her GPS which ended up getting us lost, taking us to some other ferry terminal. But it was also beside a school which allowed us to take the puppies out to do their business, and reset the GPS to Coombs where we wanted to stop and ...
... 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, ...
... has broken that trust! It a great revelation! So in the last 3 weeks of our trip we may stay with some more complete strangers, we may get something stolen, but it all in all the trip has restored my faith in good people!
Today we left Tofino for Port Alburni, just a quick stopover before heading back to Victoria today! We’ve been hit with a sudden heat wave though! 27 degrees today! And its only going in increase! We will look forward to some sun!