September 26 – 28, 2008
For our folks upcoming 50th Anniversary, we booked a weekend at a seaside resort in Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Those that could get out of town early, arrived in time to have a potluck spaghetti dinner.
Nicole has classes until almost 4pm and by the time we were on the road, we were right in the middle of the Colwood Crawl.
We stopped for a bite in Port Alberni at the Clam Bucket. Good food.
The road to Tofino was crap. Dark, drizzly and they’re ripping the tarmack up in many spots.
We got up to the resort at 1030pm or so…dead tired.
We all went for a good walk on the beach Saturday morning. Fergus loved running in the sand. My sister and brother in law have a good friend with a Whale Watching company (Jamie’s Whaling Station) and he hooked us up with a cruise.
Everyone had a great time. We saw a pod of Transient Orcas, a Sea Otter relaxing in the kelp bed and two Grays feeding in a Bay.
We had a wonderful meal at Shelter in Tofino then went back to the resort for Champagne. We had a good laugh/cry at a video transfer of some family photos and movies and my sister had arranged for a congratulatory letter from the Governor General. More crying there and my sister leapt ahead in the Sibling Olympics with a hand made table cloth that she’d been working on for more than a year.
After another beautful walk on the beach at Cox Bay on Sunday morning, we started on the 4 1/2 hour drive home.
Everyone had a great time.