We left beautiful Tofino and Vancouver island, cross the Strait of Georgia by boat and came back to the big city Vancouver.
As forecasted, it was a cloudy morning. One of maybe three or four during our 6 week-stay in Canada. After breakfast, we set for a short walk in Tofino, the Tonquin Trail.
We have not done any kayaking in Canada. It seems that kayaking is a very important part of Canadian lifestyle. It also looked like fun to explore an intricate Tofino coastline with many islands and inlets from the water level.
One of the most spectacular sunsets we have ever seen! The color of the sky and clouds were constantly changing. We stood there in awe.
This morning we joined a guided walk on the Wild Pacific Trail, “Survival on the Edge”, organized by the Central West Coast Forest Society.
A great day cruising with wonderful skippers, Tobby & Al. Admired the intricate coastline, many small forested islands and also spotted impressive bald eagles, sea lions, otters….
On the way from Ucluelet to Tofino, along the shoreline is the Pacific Rim National Park. There are beautiful beaches surrounded and protected by the dense temperate rainforest.
We stayed at Susan & Roelof’s house at Qualicum Beach for one night. This sociable English/Dutch couple invited us to a tour of their wonderful garden, then, as a welcome, Philippe was offered a tasting of Reoelof’s home-brewed beer and Yasuko… Continue Reading →
Misty view just after leaving Sooke…
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a 47km wilderness trail which is just south of the famous West Coast Trail. Today we walked the first section of the Juan de Fuca Trail from China Beach to Bear Beach (9km)… Continue Reading →