Spot a Whale...Depot Bay
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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Pacific Shores RV Resort
Overcast day, but not at all cold. We spent some few hours at Depot Bay (1/2 hr down the coast), a place that, looking at the old photographs, doesn't appear to have changed much at all. It still holds its charm.
To sum it up, it's a small whale watching town, with apparantly the world's smallest harbor. We spent some pleasant time watching the spurts of the whales in the distance. (The way the waves were coming in, unfortunately kept them out a bit further than normal.) They have a small educational museum there at the wharf, with very dedicated and helpful staff.
Afterwards we wandered around the trinket shops - of course the kids wanted to go into every single one of them, and despite our 'don't touch' instructions, Brad managed to drop a ceramic pig, from the shelf to the floor only a foot, but enough to smash it into pieces. And so we walked out $5 worse off, and not even a pig to show for it!
Finished the afternoon with an early dinner at Sizzlers. Great value for a meal, with an all you can eat entrée, salad and dessert bar. US$40 for 7 of us. We actually thought we would be tempted to eat out a lot more than we have, (with all the pancake houses, and fast food), but it's been quite the opposite. We've enjoyed coming back 'home' and just relaxing, having a swim and eating the types of food that we are used to - eg: mince and mashed potatoes - the favourite!