Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 30th, Ucluelet and Tofino
We drove across the island to Ucluelet and Tofino today. It's both a beautiful drive, and a drop of 20 degrees. The west coast of Vancouver Island, to my surprise, has become a surfing haven, and a home to many more seeking an out of the way place to live. We found the Wild Pacific Trail (a very rugged 48 kilometer hike), and took a walk on it. They have a donation box to support its development at one of the trailheads.
We had lunch at Soso's, an organic restaurant whose pizza and fish tacos were excellent. Arriving home after listening to Pat's IPod patched through the Touareg's sound system playing James Taylor, Van Morrison, and Eric Clapton - We feel very lucky to have such great music come out of our generation.
But now it's back to traveling basics. We've been on the road for two weeks, and it's time to wash the bedsheets and towels. Then, we'll go back out to a small Indian restaurant for dinner that we saw just north of the park.
To see the remaining photos of the day, click on: July 30th