Day 18 - Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
34Trip End Sep 23, 2008
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We had planned to see about sea trio to watch Orca, but apparently they had been sighted only the day before, and since they are transient in this area, we were advised that it would be several days before they would next be seen. Instead we drove the length of the coast stopping off at beautiful beaches and quaint towns. We mixed with Surf Dudes on the beaches and Monty made lots of new friends
Toward the end of the day we were strolling along Long Beach, far away from The Dudes, when we were joined by a Black Bear, strolling out of the sand dunes as if he had just been for a pee. He was as surprised to see us as we were to see him. Phil clamped the video cameras to his head and glanced round to see Chrissy who had jus completed the 100m dash in record time (apparently to save Monty's life). Phil turned to film the Bear and it was gone. It is the truth. What an experience and we did not pay to see it and it was definitely not a man in a suit.
The final piece of news today is that we were informed by TravelPod, the host of our Blog, that one of our photographs had been selected to be featured on the Front Page of the Website - not bad for amateurs!
Tomorrow we head for the ferry and into the USA, the journey across Canada has been outstanding and memorable. We have seen so many sights that we will treasure. British Columbia was a perfect place to mark our halfway point.