Unfortunately, it already has been quite a while since we returned home after our flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam. We have had a blast touring, enjoying and experiencing Canada, and more specifically BC and Alberta and all the good things this country and it’s provinces have to offer. We would definately like to see more, but our time was limitedContinue reading
After arriving in Victoria yesterday we decided that we needed a day without too many activities, a day of relaxing and taking it easy. And so we did. After a breakfast at the hotel we started walking to downtown Victoria. As it was only a few blocks away we didn’t bother to take the car, as it would just beContinue reading
Today had quite a long drive on our schedule, driving all the way east and south from Tofino to Victoria. Our first stop of the day was (well, after breakfast of course) a trip down a piece of old growth temperate rainforest. It is called, not surprisingly, the Rainforest Trail and consists of 2 loops, each 1km long. Loop BContinue reading
Other people might say we are nuts, I’d say we went out and made the most of it. Today was filled with water time, in total 3 hours looking at bears and over 6 hours looking for whales and such! And oh my, we have seen the lot. From amazing birds like the Tufted Puffins and Bald Eagles to marineContinue reading
This morning has to be the most easy morning we had in quite a while. We started off by sleeping in, and around 9 we had an excellent breakfast in the restaurant next door. Compare this with our usual hours and you know why our spirits were up as the rain poured down quite heavily! We were scheduled for yetContinue reading
Starting off in Campbell River we headed out to the other side of Vancouver Island, to Tofino. This is quite a long drive straight through the rugged terrain that is the island’s inland. The terrain includes steep mountains, lakes, the obvious pine forests and some pretty amazing stuff: rainforests! Right after starting on the island highway, we encountered Miracle Beach,Continue reading
No, you are not reading a recycled post, this is just the second time we go on this trip.
Starting really early again, we were expected to be present in front of the building of Tide Rip Tours in Telegraph Cove at 06:45 after a one hour drive from Port Hardy. It’s not hard to imagine this would mean a wakeup call around 05:15 to get in the right place on the right time. It did.
Today has been all about whales and trying to find them. And not any regular type whales, we are targeting orca! First off, we left from the hotel in Port Hardy for a one hour drive to the boat stationed at Telegraph Cove. After a quick an well made coffee (thanks!) We embarked on a 3.5 hour voyage into JohnstonContinue reading
Auch. We have had some early mornings, but this one takes the cake. Our watches and phones were set to alarm at 04:00 and 04:05 to enable us to stagger to our breakfast at 04:30. Yes, you read that right: breakfast at 04:30. After gobbling down some toast, a very doughy turnover, my first coffee of many to come thisContinue reading