On to Tofino and the big storm…
This post and the next one are still part of the big catch up and will take us to Jan 24th 2018
We had planned to go to Tofino for most of the winter to see storms. We wanted to stay at Crystal Cove RV as it had great ratings. We hadn’t booked as we didn’t know when we’d arrive or how long we’d stay. They had space for us and we found a nice site with full hook-ups.
The RV park was scenic and filled with trees. We were there to see storms and the next night after our arrival…there was wind. The site beside us that was empty had a tree that fell down. We felt very lucky.
We started to explore Tofino.
Linda on the beach by the RV park.
We went to the end of the road and there was Tonquin Park…we went to have a quick look.
Looked like a nest of sorts.
One of the beaches on the way.
We ended up meeting someone that told us the trail head all the way back to McKenzie beach – that’s where Crystal Cove is located – passing through middle beach. He also suggested that TacoFino was a great place to have lunch.
We learned about surf etiquette.
Beautiful beach sunsets.
This one is at the campground.
Saw some people surfing…brrr
Even had a little sun on the beach.
Then the epic storm came.
The waves increased in size.
At Long Beach the driftwood came over the breaker.
These logs were jostled like toothpicks. We had to run back more than 200 feet at one point.
The sea foam was fun to watch jiggle.
Still the waves increased.
Inland we explored a sphagnum moss boardwalk.
Down at Ucuelet on the Wild Pacific Trail…the next day they closed the trail because of high winds and extreme waves.
The calm started to come, but the waves were still pretty big.
Then it hailed on us.
Saw this eagle had found a washed up seal.
The raven arrived after the eagle.
This dragon like driftwood was washed up too…
Then the rainbows.
Pierre watching the waves bounce the giant driftwood.
Finally the calm.
We checked the weather and temperatures were dropping. We went to check on the Sutton pass…snow…it’s supposed to be warmer soon.