….’the wet coast’

November 2016

A change is as good as a rest “they say”, so despite the fact that it has been raining relentlessly for the previous 4 weeks or so, and there was no end in sight, we decided to take off for a mini road trip to the West (Wet) Coast of Vancouver Island for a birthday break.

Leaving on Remembrance Day, we were thankful that BC ferries were respectfully observant of this important occasion, in both lowering the Canadian flag to half mast and observing the moment of silence.  It was quite something to witness and participate in, the phenomena of a jammed packed ferry hitting the mute button for 2 minutes.

After a super scenic (albeit it torrentially rainy) drive, we arrived at our lodgings the Snug Harbour Inn, Ucluelet, and were not disappointed.  The cosy fire and extra large jacuzzi tub, quickly made the damp drive a distant memory…

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Rain, rain…go away!

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The start…..or the end (?)….of Highway # 1

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Booting around Tofino harbour…

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…and a stop at the Wickaninnish Inn (where we were married 13 yrs ago), to take in the view

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Surfers at Long Beach not deterred by the inclement weather “surfs up dude!”

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Back at the Snug Harbour Inn and planning our hike for the next (non-rainy) day….

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….a wonderful break all-in-all and a birthday celebrated with BC’s own Blue Mountain – my fave!

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