In finally reaching Tofino we switched over from the busy city life to a place full of nature and adventure: a couple days of camping plus island hopping, surfing, tree-caving, and several days of beach bumming!
We took a walk through Big Tree Trail on Meares Island, ending with one of the largest Red Cedar trees in BC with a circumference of almost 20m and height of 43m!
The best part was crawling inside…
While in Tofino, we figured we should do as the locals and attempt some surfing! So, we all signed up for first-timer surf lessons, strapped some boards onto our car, and dressed in incredibly thick neoprene suits; the water is freezing here no matter what time of year.
We all had so much fun with our one-on-one teaching with our instructor, and we caught some great videos of everyone catching a wake (and catching some good falls). You can see our talents as we ride a “party wave” (meaning all four of us on one wave) below. One of the best parts of the day was heading home and watching a member of the “Surf Sisters” crash their van into a parked car, laugh, and then drive away. Don’t worry, Andrew left a note… he would not let these beach-haired blondes get away with such ditsy acts.
A close distance from our campsite was Long Beach, which really is as long as the name implies, and was a beautiful location to watch the sun set.
After a short boat taxi ride from Tofino, a several hour hike, and potentially losing Katrina as a friend, we conquered the beautiful mountain of Lone Cone. The views were unbelievable!
Seafood out on the Pacific has been delicious, and these Big Daddy salmon burgers were no exception! You can only guess how many Katrina would have per day…
Location: Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada