The Walk of Life
Day 17 - On the way to Tofino
September 9, 1998
Vancouver - Horseshoe Bay - Nanaimo - Port Alberni - Tofino
The ferry ride
After an early morning rise (because we had to cross Vancouver in or better
before rush hour) we arrived in Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Main attractions
were: little toilet house with vending machine, waiting and Dean the driver
("Who moved my van?"). The following ferry ride from Vancouver to Nanaimo
was nice ad relaxing. Food and drinks are available. But don't try to eat
or even drink on deck. The drinks will splash your face.
The way to Bella Pacifica
Nanaimo had not much to offer except a mall with a big grocery store. Shopping
was on. After that we took the long way to Tofino without too many stops.
The Landscape is impressing. There's not much more than forests, lakes
We finally reached Pacific Rim and were approaching Tofino and our
campground Bella Pacifica. But we were a bit late. we had to take another
toilet stop (Mimmi!!!). Ok, we reached the camp ground, put up our tents
(with some fights about who sleeps in which hole) and put up the kitchen
tent for the first time. After a good dinner and a hard dish washing (only
little sinks inside the male toilets and no light outside) we enjoyed the
evening. Around 11 pm the thing we always "missed" started - it was raining
for the first time.
Day 18 - Tofino (Whale watching)