West coast heaven
Trip Start Mar 01, 2007
48Trip End Feb 29, 2008
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Tofino is a throwback to the 60's, full of hippie shops and a surfers paradise.....we had one full day and all we got was rain, rain and more rain, so we got wet and resigned to reading, laundry and playing games....wash out.
Made up for it the next day visiting Pacific Rim NP as we moved on. Great beaches but another 400 km drive.
Walked through Cathederal Forest of giant trees.....100's of years old
Decided to go the back way to Sooke on single lane dirt roads but one area was closed (loggers strike) and the other had bridge closures for most of the day so timing was everything. Took hours but fun as we rollercoasted through mountains, forest and coast.
Farm Stay here was fantastic....luxury for us.....met loads of great people (including a vet and a phyisicists....can you believe Colin told them he was a brain surgeon!! he thought they were all making it up as well...) and Norm, our host, was a mine of info.....but we fell in love with Jojo the spaniel cross who loved to lay on our feet.
Next day visited Victoria, the capital of BC, really enjoyed undersea gardens with a diver and huge octopus, then got withdrawal symptons and drove back to the countryside. Chilled on the beach and hot tub at sunset.
Well thats the end of Canada.....a magnificent country......but we are looking forward to warmer climes.........