Tofino + More! Part 2
Tidepool heaven! Goats! Giant eagles + ancient trees! Vancouver Island you sure know exactly what I like!
Okay, so if you recall in the last post I dropped my iPhone into the rushing ocean waves + thus lost all my tide pool pictures. So, on the last day in Tofino Jeff promised me we’d return to Chesterman beach early in the morning at low tide to get some pictures. Can you believe the colors???!!!
We drove to the Beaches/Live to Surf shopping complex + stopped by Pina first.
They had a pop up tent at the farmer’s market + the gal told me about their shop! Cute silkscreens, original designs + illustrations, very Pacific Northwest! We definitely picked up a couple t-shirts!
So famished – went back to the Tacofino food truck + here are the pictures I promised you!
Their tempura batter cod + seared tuna tacos are da kine!!!!
On the road to the ferry a 2 hour drive from Tofino, we stopped by Cathedral Grove – famous for their ancient old growth Douglas Firs. Here’s the boys in front of the oldest tree in the grove! 800 years old!!!!!
But what I didn’t know is that The Old Country Market aka Goats on the Roof is a gourmand’s heaven!!!! High end EVERYTHING there! Oils, mustards, spices, pastas, meats – literally if you’ve been looking for a specialty item – it’s at the Old Country Market. I wish I had known because I would have definitely stopped to shop there before our trip to Tofino!
Another thing I wish I knew about Coombs was that behind the country market there’s cute boutiques, ice cream + a garden nursery! Wabi Sabi Boardwear has a great selection of cool surfwear, sunglasses, etc.
Coombs, you are a delight in the most bizarre way. Boy I remember it was a hot day. We made it to the ferry by nightfall sweaty + exhausted! Once on the ferry Langdon was crying, having a hard time falling asleep in his carseat. So I held him in my arms + he fell deep, dreaming of starfish, eagles + tacos. As it should be.