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Aug 19, 2018 - Vancouver Island day 3 and 4

We left Fanny Bay and drove through the heart of the island on our way to Ucluelet and Tofino. The drive took us through more old growth forest that was amazing. We stopped for a stroll in the woods at Cathedral Grove which is a forest preserve that you have to see if you are ever here. The area is made up of primarily Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. The trees are amazing. They are so tall that you can’t even get a picture of them. Very interesting that the Indians could conserve these valuable trees for over 10,000 years and we have...

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Apr 1, 2018 - Ucluelet

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Canada chapter British Columbia has to say about Ucluelet: Ucluelet (Population 1,500) Threading along Hwy 4 through the mountains to the west coast, you’ll arrive at a junction sign proclaiming that Tofino is 33km to your right, while just 8km to your left is Ucluelet. Sadly, most still take the right-hand turn, which is a shame, since sleepier ‘Ukee’ has more than a few charms of its own (especially in the culinary department) and is a good reminder of what Tofino was like...

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Aug 17, 2017 - Ucluelet - Vancouver Island

The six of us are still traveling together and even better - still talking to each other. After leaving the ship we all packed ourselves into a minivan. It was a challenge getting 6 people's luggage to fit but we made it work. Four of us only had carry-on luggage. Two brought larger pieces - they were shamed for taking so much space! We drove north of Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. Friends of ours that live on the Island told us to make reservations for the ferry. What a great piece of advice. We arrived...

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Mar 16, 2016 - Ucluelet & Pacific Rim NP

Our next stop on the drive was the beautiful little town of Ucluelet. The word Ucluelet (pronounced you-KLEW-let) is a local First Nations word meaning "safe harbor". Archaeological evidence indicates the presence of First Nations for at least 4300 years, and the area was settled in 1870 by fur sealers. Along with learning about Ucluelet's history, a key highlight for tourists is the easily accessible Wild Pacific Trail, which offers spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean and wildlife viewing opportunities. Recreational activities include...

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Aug 21, 2015 - Ucluelet

Days 17-18 August 18-19, 2015 Ucluelet is a fishing and tourist village of about fifteen hundred folks. It’s on the end of the Ucluelet Peninsula. In the indigenous Nuu-chah-nulth language the name means "people of the safe harbor". Archaeological evidence has indicated the presence of First Nations People along the outer west coast of Vancouver Island for at least 4,300 years. We had several open days after Tofino on our itinerary. We decided to try to stay in the Pacific Rim area. Bella Pacific Campground had no sites available that week....

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Aug 21, 2012 - Ucluelet

Crystal Cove is a very tight campground. Although our car was parked more than a foot of the road we were nevertheless lightly nicked by a camper backing up. I found a yellow page listing for an auto body shop in Ucluelet so we headed there Monday morning to get an estimate. That didn’t work out because the body shop wasn’t a body shop but a heavy equipment repair shop. Since we were there we decided to explore another section of the Wild Pacific Trail. But first we stopped for lunch at the Blue Room Restaurant. Although situated on the...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Le surf et les nuages du Pacifique

Samedi Après un déjeuner copieux (gauffres, fruits, crème fouettée, saucisses et bacon) préparé par notre hôte Sheila, nous voici parti pour une journée de surf. On gèle (13 degrés), il bruine, mais qu'à cela ne tienne, les ados et Bernard auront des "wet suits"! Moi, je m'installerai sur la plage avec mon imper... et je prendrai des photos. Nous louons deux planches et 4 "wet suits" avec bottes. Les gars les enfilent avec difficulté et à la fin ils ont l'air de très fiers pingouins! Il a finalement cessé de bruiner, je peux donc filmer et...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Ucluelet, nous voilà!

Vendredi. Lever à 3heures du matin et tout le monde ainsi que tout notre bardas sont prêts en 15 minutes! Un record du monde! On embarque tous dans la voiture et c'est un départ pour Tsawwassen, d'où part le traversier pour Nanaimo. Les indications routières ne sont pas évidentes, on s'égare un peu, mais le GPS interne de Bernard réussit toujours à nous mettre sur la bonne voie! Arrivée à 4h20. On fait la file avec beaucoup d'autres vacanciers. C'est que c'est la longue fin de semaine. Lundi c'est la journée fériée des provinces. C'est pour...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Ucluelet and Tofino

I stop off at Port McNeill to check my e-mail. One of Olive's announces another camper van registration crisis. I did not get around to describing the difficulties I had to register the camper van when I arrived, but they were considerable. In the end I had to drive all the way back from New Hampshire to North Carolina to have the registration done there. Nerve-wrecking, that's what it was. Olive's e-mail tells me that I have to reconfirm to the North Carolina's Department of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV) that I am insured and I have to do that...

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