Part 1 - Angus
10.10.2011 - 13.10.2011 12 °C
Ucluelet was our first stop on Vancouver Island. The small town was on the other side of the island where the surf was up, a little bit like the other side of Fraser Island. The day we got there we realised that we had our own private hot tub on the balcony of our apartment. The next day we decided to go to another small town called Tofino about half an hour away from where we were. At first, we mainly just wandered around the shops looking for souveniers and stuff like that. For lunch we had hot chippy bread rolls for lunch and then for dessert we had gourmet ice cream, raspberry cream and chocolate hazelnut to be precise. After that Dad and I took up the challenge of swimming without a wetsuit in the freezing cold water. The water was absolutely freezing cold. After I sprinted out and started running about like crazy, Giaan mustered up the courage to get in as well. After the swimming event we all decided to go home to the glorious hot tub. That night we had an early bed because we were planning to go on you guessed it, another walk -the Wild Pacific Trail. We woke up early and went straight to the beginning of the walk. It was quite a nice walk leading in and out between the coast and the ocean. It took us about 3 hours to do and it was a pretty decent walk. At the end of the walk we went back to a picnic spot in the walk to have lunch. Then we went to a National Park to go on three more walks. On the first two they were mainly rainforest walks and one led down to the beach. The first one really reminded me of Jurassic Park. The third one Mum and I did alone. It was a bit scary because it went through some dark rainforest and we had seen fresh bear poo at the start of the trail so we were expecting a bear to jump out at any moment. That night we had another fabulous spa in the hot tub. The next day we would be heading off to Parksville for another 3 nights. The next morning, after we had cleared the unit and packed the car, we found out that there were bears down in a place nearby. We decided to check it out. There we had our first real encounter with a bear but that's another story...