Porto

Porto

At the mouth of the Douro river, the gateway to a world of food, wine and vibrant culture.

Ucluelet

Ucluelet is at the other end of Long Beach from Tofino, and has a quite different feel to it. If Tofino is chic and fashionable, Ucluelet is more casual, dingier and more dowdy, but I felt it had a more easy-going and authentic feel. We walked along the Wild Pacific...

Nanaimo

Nanaimo had a rather slow pace, it felt almost worn out rather than laid back. We initially missed the town altogether, by walking down to the extensive marina, and when we did locate it, there was a definite feeling of lassitude. The boat in the harbour that has,...

Tsawwassen

  We stayed with friends in a huge, lovely house on the sea, looking out onto the Ferry terminal and the coal loading terminal nearby, and we spent a great time with them talking about travel and the state of the world. Tsawwassen has a suburban feel but is named...