Bog trail

After the Nuu-chah-nulth trail, we went on a shorter walk around a Bog trail. This had a very different feel from the rainforest walk, albeit with a walkway though the thick vegetation. Everywhere there were the white trunks of trees that looked as though they had...

Tofino

Tofino has a laid-back, slightly hippie feel to it and looking at the sea and the mountains made me feel it was not quite real, the beauty was just so intense. We had a beer at the Tough City Japanese restaurant which has a balcony on the lake, and watched the...

Chesterman Beach

What a wonderful joy, to go down to the beach and drink a bottle of wine under the heavens after a barbecue in the yard. Chesterman Beach is a popular spot for surfing, with the waves rolling in from across the Pacific. Even in May, there were many dedicated surfers...

Over the Mountains

The journey to Tofino was beautiful, with mountains and lakes and a general sense of peace growing as we got further away from Nanaimo and nearer to the ocean. The mid part of Vancouver Island consists of snow-capped mountains, and we then followed the path of the...