Day 26 – Winding down
Seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time on this journey filled me with excitement but at the same time made me feel a bit low as I knew our trip was nearing the end. Tofino is the most beautiful place with a real relaxed holiday feel. The beaches and landscape are beautiful. My son and I went whale watching (something that I have always wanted to do) and witnessed a pair of grey whales feeding, a pair of nesting bald eagles, sea lions and harbour seals and a very chilled sea otter floating along on its back. Both Angus and I felt this was the highlight of this trip.
We have seen many amazing things along the way since starting out in Toronto. The drive from Jasper to Banff must rate as the most beautiful stretch of highway in the world and I am sure we will remember if for a very long time. The majority of people we met along the way, both tourists and locals, have been incredibly friendly, making this trip even more unforgettable.
We have arrived at a nice RV site on the outskirts of Victoria today and will be staying for two nights. We will be packing up our cases tomorrow morning in preparation for our return home and then visiting Victoria in the afternoon. Angus and I fly to Manchester on Saturday and I am sure we will be looking back at our photos for some time to come.
- Jayne Richardson