We left beautiful Tofino and Vancouver island, cross the Strait of Georgia by boat and came back to the big city Vancouver. Continue reading “Last Day in Canada”
Coming from the country of hot springs (“onsen” in Japanese) and being an onsen addict, I visited countless hot springs in my life. Sometimes I hiked into the mountains for a couple of hours just to soak in often spectacular settings. Philippe joined me with this onsen-hopping passion. Continue reading “Hot Springs, Bears, Whales and Floatplane”
We have not done any kayaking in Canada. It seems that kayaking is a very important part of Canadian lifestyle. It also looked like fun to explore an intricate Tofino coastline with many islands and inlets from the water level. Continue reading “Evening kayaking in Tofino”
One of the most spectacular sunset we have ever seen! The color of the sky and clouds were changing and we stood there in awe.
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 her family. Continue reading “Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet”
This morning we joined a guided walk on the Wild Pacific Trail, “Survival on the Edge”, organized by the Central West Coast Forest Society. Continue reading “Wild Pacific Trail – Survival on the Edge”
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…. Continue reading “Broken Group Islands Charter”
On the way from Ucluelet to Tofino, along the shoreline is the Pacific Rim National Park. There are beautiful beaches surrounded and protected by the dense temperate rainforest. Continue reading “A beach walk at Long Beach, Vancouver Island”