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an Orca tooth

I packed up my various accoutrements and headed for the ferry terminal. I wanted the 4pm ferry but missed it, but the 5pm still had spaces so I queued up and went to find a free wifi connection at the terminal building. It was super slow so I only managed to download a few emails before it was time to board.

Onboard I explored the various decks until I managed to get out above the stern. We drew away from Tsawwassen heading for Victoria on Vancouver island. My great friend G has, for my convenience, located his parents on Vancouver Island and offered me a contact there if I should be passing. I had arranged with his parents, the kind and generous K and M to stay the night at their house and travel on to Tofino in the morning.

rocks offshore from Pacific rim provincial park


After a superb steak dinner and a good nights sleep (first real bed in 5 weeks! I just melted into it) I headed on up the highway, stopping in at Coombs to see some goats on the roof of a cafe, passed the cathedral grove* and through some amazing scenery on my way to pacific rim provincial park. I'd checked the campground the night before and it was full apart from a few non-reservable sites. I decided to wing-it, which paid off as I turned up to find maybe 5 sites that hadn't been taken yet.

The beach at greenpoint campground is unbelievably beautiful, I wandered up onto the rocks and down past countless driftwood logs on comber beach next door. Hunger eventually got the better of me and I made my way back up the steep slope to the campsite for dinner.

* Cathedral Grove was super busy, so I'll catch it on the way back to Vancouver

Tomorrow: sea kayaking!

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an Orca tooth
an Orca tooth
rocks offshore from Pacific rim pr…
rocks offshore from Pacific rim p…
the wake of the BC ferry
the wake of the BC ferry
journey from Vancouver to Victoria
journey from Vancouver to Victoria
the GPS struggles with life aboard…
the GPS struggles with life aboar…
life on the ruf
life on the ruf
Pacific rim provincial park: beach…
Pacific rim provincial park: beac…
Pacific rim provincial park: beach…
Pacific rim provincial park: beac…
Comber beach
Comber beach
sea anemones!
sea anemones!
Victoria
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