Broken Group Islands Charter

A great day cruising with wonderful skippers, Tobby & Al.
Admired the intricate coastline, many small forested islands and also spotted impressive bald eagles, sea lions, otters….

Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet

Al from Archipelago Cruise mentioned to us about the Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet and pointed out the place of their village during our cruise trip. I wanted to find out more about them so the next day we went to the Ucluelet Information Center which had a small stand describing the history of Isabel Kimoto and … Continue reading Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet

Oishiiiii! (tasty) Yakiniku

Our last diner in Tokyo was a lucky shot. We aimed at a carefully pre-selected Korean BBQ restaurant (Yakiniku) to find a fully booked place. But we were in the bustling Shimbashi Station area and just started to walk and read the menus (of course none of us reads Japanese but almost all Japanese restaurants provide picture rich advertising, often with a plastic version of the popular dishes in front of the entrance). So we stumbled over the enticing advertising of the Shu-en TEN ( and went up to the 5th floor. We loved it. The waiter spoke a very broken English but – unless like many Japanese – liked to practice his skills with us. No other longnoses around otherwise. We got sake and red wine for free and chose meet of all categories for comparison… what a treat it was…