Monday, November 3, 2009

I woke up to hear rain on the roof during the night, great, just what we need for our drive to Tofino!

We went over to Janet & Dave’s for about 10 and they said they would drive so we loaded everything into the back of their truck and put the suitcases etc. in big tubs and the cooler in a plastic garbage bag to keep it dry as Dave didn’t want to put the cab on the truck.

It had stopped raining when we left but the whole drive we were in and out of rain with periods of sun – a strange day. It seems to be a tradition that people in the area of Cathedral Grove take their carved pumpkins and put them along the side of the road after Halloween – neat to seem all lined up along the way.

We stopped at Tim’s in Port Alberni then drove up to a provincial park where there is a fish ladder for the fish to use when they go to spawn. Fortunately, we hit a period where it wasn’t raining so walked down to the ladder and there were a lot of fish there and what a gorgeous part of the river it was, the water was just roaring through. Of course, guess who had packed their camera in the suitcase so I didn’t get any pictures.

The drive to Tofino was really pretty, when it wasn’t raining, but there were a lot of low lying clouds on the mountains. The sun came out just as we arrived – how good is that!

We are staying at the Cox Bay Beach Resort, Janet and I booked it through Expedia and the cost was $99/night so we were both worried that it might not be as nice as it had looked, however, it is every bit as nice as advertised. There are no vehicles allowed around the buildings, they provide carts to load your stuff on to take to your room, no big deal and it looks nice without vehicles all over the place. Janet and Dave’s room is right across from ours so that is handy for visiting.

It was advertised as fully furnished and they weren’t kidding, there is even a dishwasher and stacked washer and dryer in each unit. The dishes, silverware etc. are all good quality and the pots and pans are Paderno. We figure it is pretty new and we enjoyed the fireplace tonight.

We are right on the ocean, with a beautiful view, how lucky can we get. Today it was too late to do anything so tomorrow we hope to do some sightseeing and hiking, they are calling for a nice day so here’s hoping.

Views of the Ocean

Cox Bay Beach Resort

John on the Patio

Janet Playing Hide & Seek

This is the Inside of Our Unit

We brought dinner with us, Janet had made chicken wings and I brought the rest of the fixings so we had dinner at their place.

I am having trouble keeping my eyes open, so it is time to say good night and I will post this in the morning.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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