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buck
02-22-2010, 09:46 AM
well just got back from 4 days in ucuclet and tofino, this was the first time ive ever seen the ocean which is sad i know but what can ya do, we had a killer time had awsome weather and seen some awsome stuff, we surfed just about every day the waves were great but a little bunched in at times, went bungie jumping, hiked alot of amazing trails, met some cute girls ;) and hiked through a bog to find a crashed WWII bomber which was the highlight for me for those who have heard about it and never done it i recommend you do but make sure you bring rubber boots :eek: , anywas does anyone know the story of this bomber or who it belonged to? ive never seen one like it before, enjoy

85chevy
02-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Yea ur right u got great weather looks like a killer trip over to the island thanks for sharing.

Cece
02-22-2010, 10:17 AM
It's so beautiful up there. Glad you enjoyed it. And, very cool about the WW2 bomber.

harvester_sorrow
02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Looked like a fun trip. Thats a cool old bomber.

'Balmer
02-22-2010, 10:30 AM
Wicked pics! Info on the bomber would be very cool, my brother is an aircraft historian so I'll contact him and see if he's got the scoop on it...

buck
02-22-2010, 10:37 AM
Wicked pics! Info on the bomber would be very cool, my brother is an aircraft historian so I'll contact him and see if he's got the scoop on it...

thanks guys, ya i been trying to find info on it but no luck really this is the only marking left on the plane

crazycooter
02-22-2010, 01:07 PM
nice pics, have a buddy over there that owns a campground just on the outskirts of ucuclet, beautiful area

buck
02-22-2010, 05:59 PM
nice pics, have a buddy over there that owns a campground just on the outskirts of ucuclet, beautiful area

ya its a beautiful are indeed, we rented a cottage at the far end of town nice place for a great price and the hot tub was great after surfing all day [cheers]

LuckyBains
02-22-2010, 08:18 PM
Awesome pics. When you find out about the bomber story, let me know when you come up to Goldbridge again this year. Want to hear about it. [cheers]

Murd0c
02-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Just booked a cabin last week for crystal cover resorts in Nov I can't wait.

MikeWild
02-22-2010, 08:28 PM
That's the wreck of a canso bomber. They had to drop their bombs before they crashed, those round ponds that you would have hiked passed on the way in were the craters left by the bombs. Everyone survived that crash. Very cool hike indeed. Those cabins at Uculet are pretty decent. Did you get one with a hot tub? Thanks for sharing your trip. We usually go there this time of year as it's decently priced and not over crowded with tourists.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1031054785/inc/1

http://pureoutside.com/blog/2009/04/hike-in-tofino-canso-bomber-crash-site/

*edit, just saw you had the tub... great little place to stay and cheap!

buck
02-22-2010, 08:53 PM
That's the wreck of a canso bomber. They had to drop their bombs before they crashed, those round ponds that you would have hiked passed on the way in were the craters left by the bombs. Everyone survived that crash. Very cool hike indeed. Those cabins at Uculet are pretty decent. Did you get one with a hot tub? Thanks for sharing your trip. We usually go there this time of year as it's decently priced and not over crowded with tourists.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1031054785/inc/1

http://pureoutside.com/blog/2009/04/hike-in-tofino-canso-bomber-crash-site/

*edit, just saw you had the tub... great little place to stay and cheap!

hey thats a great link thanks alot, hard to believe all 12 survived, and its funny cause when we were hiking in and came across the water holes i told my buddy i wondered if they were loaded and had to drop bombs before they crashed cause the hole seemed kinda weird, thats awsome thanks again [cheers]

UU
02-22-2010, 09:17 PM
ya its a beautiful are indeed, we rented a cottage at the far end of town nice place for a great price and the hot tub was great after surfing all day [cheers]

looks like the Terrace Beach resort ?

buck
02-22-2010, 09:32 PM
looks like the Terrace Beach resort ?

nope we stayed at the reef point cottages, it worked out to around 350 bucks from thursday to sunday [cheers]

atoyot
02-22-2010, 09:40 PM
cool shots of the plane!!!

Mudgirl
02-22-2010, 09:45 PM
looks like an awesome trip
pretty cool finding the plane

Troy
02-22-2010, 10:28 PM
right on.. i like the plane

i need to go places like that this summer

lincoln locked
02-23-2010, 09:08 AM
that looks like a great time i would love to take the family on a trip like that ,thanks for posting ,i cant beleave that some people would cary in cans of paint to deface and tag the plain [16]

MikeWild
02-23-2010, 09:44 AM
[stupid]

That wasn't there a couple years ago. There was also some laminated posters inside the plane detailing the crash and subsequent rescue, but I suspect that too is destroyed as Buck had no idea about the bombs. [16]

mountain man
02-23-2010, 04:32 PM
Great pics, went there last summer, and definately going back

Reeseman
03-02-2010, 04:42 PM
cool pics man looks like fun.

Roy
03-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Definitely a Canso flying boat. Also knows as the PBY-5 Catalina. Many were built at Sea Island, now the location of YVR. They were mainly used as maritime patrol aircraft. Although they could carry bombs they weren't designed as a bomber. Some have been modified into firebombers but are no longer used for that. Still a few Canso's around. One has been sitting at the Nanaimo airport for many years.

SHITTY
03-02-2010, 07:30 PM
looked like a awsome time . you should try to sell some of those great pics to tafino seeing that i herd its always raining there . you got some great weather.

Sini
03-03-2010, 03:31 AM
Wow, very cool!! I'm going to have to add that to my list of stuff to do while I'm stuck over here :)

dirka dave
03-03-2010, 05:27 AM
Nice pictures !! [36]


Been about 20 years since I have been there.:confused0006:


It ALMOST nakes me want to move back to the.........wait a minute what the hell am I saying ???? :eek:



I got off the rock !!:party0010:

keegs
03-04-2010, 08:08 PM
nice find, good to know everybody survived, but its shitty that so many people have defaced history like that, ah well, glad you enjoyed your trip, and thanks for sharing

nykoma
03-04-2010, 08:29 PM
great story of the trip, thaks mike for the links of the sites
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buck
03-04-2010, 09:02 PM
thanks guys, had a great time for sure

Landlover
03-04-2010, 11:44 PM
sweet I was there last summer, never heard of the bomber site, I'll have to check it out next time

Jezzika69
03-05-2010, 12:20 AM
Looks like fun!! I tried to take you to the ocean before!! :P

aarong
03-11-2010, 01:37 AM
super sweet bomber! i remember exploring through a forest at the end of indian arm and finding abandoned work trucks and cranes from when they were building the power lines

Candy
03-11-2010, 02:32 AM
those are some pretty sweet pics... looks like a good trip :)

Guinness
01-07-2011, 01:37 PM
so is "buck" chad or rick???????? haha.....ben from lordco here

youngun
01-07-2011, 03:05 PM
cool, i want to go check that out!

crazybushcreature
01-07-2011, 05:13 PM
nice pics. great scenery

regulate34
01-07-2011, 05:18 PM
buck is rick
and this post is old as fuck

Griswold
01-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Cool...lots of great shots you got there.Thanks for sharing.

C-Dog
01-07-2011, 06:06 PM
and this post is old as fuck[/quote]




No doubt eh [16] lol