We are back home and back to work but our trip to Ucluelet and Tofino was very relaxing and fun. We mostly spent our times outdoors, hiking and walking on Tofino beaches. We hiked all parts of the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, one of my absolute favorite areas where these ocean shots were taken. Buddy was right along with us, never tiring. For a short dog he sure can hike, one day we did 8km and he still wanted to play at the end of the day. Quite amazing that this trail is 100% funded by donations and kept by volunteers, not part of Parks Canada - so always free to visit! We intend to make a donation towards its upkeep, so beautiful.
|Gigantic tree roots from upended tree, two times as high as me|
|Surfers at Chesterton Beach, Tofino|
We ate lots of good things, all brought from home and the one night we had intended to buy a take out pizza we realized we had brought too many groceries so just ran to the store and bought some corn to go with some shrimp.
We had a fun summer. The shadows are becoming larger, the blackberries are ready to pick and I am ready for fall. My tomatoes are still producing like crazy, we took some with us, Mom picked some while I was gone and we came home to a bunch of ripe tomatoes too. Our cherry tomatoes are producing the most, and I am likely to have those right to the end of September as it doesn't get cool here usually until October.
The sealed pot for weekends away fund has been fully drained so I need to start working on it for next summer's adventures. All buying and reselling money will be added to it along with deposits from bottles and rolled change. I need to find cheap flights to Italy for Spring so plenty of fun things to plan for. I need to find a few cheap/free local adventures so we can continue to explore our beautiful island.
The smoke has cleared in our area but the Province is still on fire so I would even look forward to a solid week of rain should it come our way. How about you, are you ready for fall yet?