10.10.2011 - 16.10.2011 12 °C
It’s Giaan again,
Right now we are on Vancouver Island. To get to Vancouver Island we caught the ferry over but we had to bring the car onto it which was pretty cool. Our first stop was Ucluelet. Our accommodation at Ucluelet was very cool because we had a beach cabin all to ourselves. Our cabin had a bed upstairs in the loft, (a loft is an upstairs area that takes up about half the size of a second floor).
Near Ucluelet is a town called Tofino. We had a late start to the day and walked around the shops until lunchtime. We ate at a little place which made nice poutine – a mixture of chips, gravy and cheese which is delicious. There was also a very popular ice cream shop. I had 2 scoops of chocolate hazelnut hedgehog and pink lemonade ice cream. These were lovely on their own but pretty bad mixed together.
We then went for a swim at McKenzie Beach. It was absolutely freezing! I couldn’t believe we were swimming in the same ocean we do at Hervey Bay but, instead of looking at Fraser Island, we were looking at snow-capped mountains.
Ucluelet is a nice quiet little town but was great fun and we met very nice people there. The hot tub on our deck was awesome,too.
Parksville was a lovely town on the east coast. Angus and I played putt-putt with Mum and Dad during the day and again at night. It was a spectacular place. I flogged everyone in our first game, too. Dad was awful! Perhaps because it was too dark and he couldn’t see. The next day we played again and this time I was terrible and Dad won. Angus and I then played on these bumper boats (like dodgem cars on water) and shot water at eachother. It was great fun but really cold when you got hit. Up the road was a pretty place called Quallicum Beach. It didn’t have waves but was very nice.
l hope everyone back at home is well. We are certainly having heaps of fun here in Canada. I just cannot wait until Halloween. I am sooooo excited because we are going to carve a pumpkin into a Jack-o -Lantern and decorate the house like crazy with fake spider webs.
Will write more soon.