As we have discussed, we snagged an “oceanfront” site for our one-night, July 1 stay at Living Forest Campground and RV Park just outside Nanaimo, BC. It is a big place — lots of sites for RVs, lots for tents.
Our campsite was almost perfect. Perfection would have moved the kids’ swimming beach somewhere farther away; it was quite noisy during, uh, swimming hours. But at least they were happy sounds.
Just far enough away from our site, a cafe of sorts serves good coffee and foods. For breakfast we treated ourselves to bacon/egg/cheese sandwiches which were quite good.
We got ready for the drive to Tofino on a windy July 2 morning. Note the authentic whitecaps.
When we left the Living Forest, I managed to make a wrong turn — or, rather, miss a correct turn — and we went toward Victoria (instead of Tofino) for a few kilometers before I could get us turned around. We survived.
We also survived the drive through Port Alberni and onto Tofino. The second half of the drive features many sharp curves and unadvertised bumps. It’s not a bad drive, really, just a little tiring. If things follow their recent pattern, it will seem easier on the way back.
Along the way we drove along the attractive and charming Sproat Lake, and noted the presence of a Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Two days later, when smoke from BC’s many early-season wildfires filled the air above Tofino, we read that a number of cabins alongside that lake had to be evacuated while crews fought the flames. Bummer for those folks trying to enjoy their Sproat Lake holiday. Hope no one got burned.Sharing is caring!
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