Michael and I were both so excited to see more of Vancouver Island that we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep. We did wake up early to be on the road by 9 AM. We stopped for gas in Langford, and lunch in Courtney. Other than that it was all about the drive and about the natural beauty.
We did take a couple of side trips to Telegraph Cove. Quite a ways off the road but what a view. Lovely. You can tell it’s a fisherman’s paradise there. We also took a side trip Port McNeill. We drove around and explored the residential, industrial, and commercial areas.
Once we got to Port Hardy, we checked into the Orca House Bed and Breakfast. Our host, Hans, was very gracious and took us upstairs to our room. He offered us tea or coffee and asked what time we would like breakfast. We asked about a place to eat dinner and he offered suggestions, and even went back downstairs to get some brochures. Michael’s neck is bothering him again so we put some Voltaren on it and off we went to explore Port Hardy.
We headed downtown and on the way saw Carrot Park. We also saw some totem poles and went across the little bridge to explore that area. It looks like a very poor neighborhood that the residents don’t bother to take care of.
We saw the fog rolling in over the islands in the bay. There’s even an old, old pirate type boat in the harbor here. Fun to see. Lovely here.
We drove all of Port Hardy looking for wild life, nothing. Was hoping for an eagle or something, anything, even another deer. Not even a deer. Oh well, maybe tomorrow. We went to dinner at Seto’s Wok and Grill. Different but very good.
We ran into some other travelers from the California area near us. Was fun to talk to them. They told us about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police doing some fancy horse stuff at Port Hardy tomorrow. We’d love to see it but have to head back.
We attempted to go see the “shoe tree” but after traveling down a gravel road for a few miles, decided against it because we were low on gas. Got back to our B&B around 7 PM. We’re both pretty tired so gonna try to get to bed early and get some sleep.
Hope your day was wonderful!