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Adventuring on our island

Adventuring on our island

The island opposite cabin 3 at Crystal Cove is magical.  There are a couple of paths up onto it but they are hidden from view and require some careful climbing to get up there.  Once on the island you are in a different world – a but like I imagine Hobbiton to be, all twisty … Continue reading

Picnic on Paradise Island

Picnic on Paradise Island

We were going to visit an island to watch the whales and have a picnic today.  We drove to Schooners Trail and walked along the boardwalk through the rainforest. We found lots of big trees (but no rainforest monkeys, to the disappointment of the girls but we did point out we were on the wrong … Continue reading

Tofino-time

Tofino-time

We’ve all hit Tofino-time here.  It’s defined locally as “half the speed, twice the pleasure” and it’s completely right.  Lots of sleep and the only reason the actual time matters is so you know when low and high tide are, as that defines the different adventures you can have. At low tide we can explore … Continue reading

A day on the beach

A day on the beach

Today was cloudy when we woke up but that didn’t stop us exploring!  We headed in to Tofino to find out about whale watching boat trips and other things to do this week.  (We’d visited the tourist information shed just outside town yesterday and I only hope they weren’t paying the people there as we … Continue reading

Vancouver Island – Tofino part 1

Vancouver Island – Tofino part 1

We flew to Vancouver from Dallas on Saturday.  The ferry trip is a beautiful boat ride between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Before we got on the boat we’d brought fruit and popcorn from a stand in the ferry terminal.  We ate the raspberries sitting at a picnic bench with a girl called Lisa who … Continue reading