Cottages at Woods End Landing in Bamfield
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At sea - Weather nice and sunny. Captain's buffet tonight.. Cooking demonstration by Maitre D'Hotel (French - Jacques Ghenian) and Executive Chef (Italian Gastano Patsonic) followed by a tour of the galleys 284 Dining room staff and 213 Galley staff of all ranks.
The galley was spotless and some food presentations and ice carvings.
The Captain's cocktail party was entertaining. We looked for our table companions but couldn't see them in ...
... with a complementary apple pie courtesy of Nadia’s “Grandmotherrr...” (oops!) ...“Mother!”
After a well-needed nap we went up to the pub and had a couple of chicken burgers. Nadia joined
us later and we shared a few stories, reminisced about old times and talked a bit about her wedding plans.
They better serve Halibut Tacos at the wedding! ;)
... entitled Classic Hikes of the World. We have already done several (Kilimanjaro, Kalalau) and were intrigued by his description of the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. The trail is 75 miles long and can take up to a week to traverse. It weaves its way along the coast through lush rainforest, down long empty beaches, and across surge channels that you must time your passage with the tide. Starting as a Native American pathway along ...
... and bald eagles which was all funky stuff.
The evenings entertainment consisted of a lecture on algae which was surprisingly entertaining...but I guess anyone who is known as the 'kelp king' probably isnt gonna be one of those stuffy scientist types who bore you with the ins and outs of gametophytes (if you dont know, dont ask...its really kinda dull). That was followed by admiring the plankton cycles, which involved lots ...
... step and tip-toeing round every muddy bit. We couldn't - it was all muddy. I'm beginning to think we could have carried on after all (minus ladder freak outs). Even with the extra days at the Tsusiat Falls.
We set up camp at Tscowski (which may not be how you spell it) and saw a most amazing sunset over the water.
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Pets allowed