View Full Version : Qualicum Beach, Tofino & Long Beach Sept 18-20

09-23-2006, 02:40 AM
On Monday I headed over to the Island to spend 3 days with my old friend, Pam, in Qualicum Beach and tour about. I caught the 5:15 am ferry to Nanaimo...me and 32 other people. [15] Lots of overheights but barely any passenger vehicles.

Pam's backyard. [36]

This is Pam's dog, Lucy.

On Tuesday we headed out for the other side of the Island, passing by Cathedral Grove on the way. Amazing old growth forest.




According to the map/legend, this is the biggest tree, however there was no signage at the tree.

Somewhere after Port Alberni but before Uclulet we drove by this spot on the river, where tourists go out on the rocks and take pics. So, when in Rome...



This picture does not do it justice, but the force of this water is incredible!


Some educational stuff in Ucluelet.

Mounted gun.

We left Ucluelet and headed back towards Tofino. On the way we saw a sign for Port Albion, and being the curious types, we turned off to see where it went. It terminates in a Native community, directly across the water from Ucluelet.

Just below where the previous pic was taken we found this.

The remains of the Bev-Marie. Her demise likely due to running up on the rocks, ripping holes in the bottom resulting in a bolt for shore.

We got back on the road and headed to Tofino. Had lunch at a waterfront restaurant, but unfortunately I left my camera in the truck. [27] Toured around a bit and visted the Roy Henry Vickers gallery before heading back towards Long Beach. We noticed a lot of bikes & cars bearing surf boards and so we headed down to check it out. According to the signage the wave rating was "extreme".




I don't know about "extreme", but a lot of people seemed to be enjoying it.




Made note of this view on the way and stopped to get the photo on the way back.

One last view of the backyard before heading home.

09-23-2006, 10:11 AM
sweet pics i sure do miss the island[cheers] [cheers]

09-23-2006, 10:22 AM
Beautiful pictures. I used to go to Qualicum beach all the time as a kid. I sure do miss it :(

09-23-2006, 10:29 AM
nice backyard

should have got some sunset/sunrise pics at LB

09-23-2006, 10:30 AM
wow very cool indeed would love to see that area !!!

09-23-2006, 10:31 AM
Nice pics there sweetie! Did you get some of the goats on the shop roof in Coombs??

09-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Looks like a great time!! The waves seemed higher than normal. The first time I went surfing they were way higher than that. Not easy to learn on, but it shure was fun!! You should have gone surfing!

09-23-2006, 10:37 AM
Sounds like a great trip[36] Great pics and story. How do you get the words in between pics?

09-23-2006, 11:32 AM
Great pics!!!

Makes me wanna go back. So beautiful!!! :)

09-23-2006, 12:05 PM
Great pictures, I definitely wanna go there and be a tourist, used to go camping there wqhen i was a kid, couoldn't appreciate it then tho..


09-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Somewhere after Port Alberni but before Uclulet we ddrove by this spot on the river, where tourists go out on the rocks and take pics. So, when in Rome...

i remember playing there when i was a kid, awesome pics!

lincoln locked
09-24-2006, 09:38 AM
like those pics ,i havent been there for years , [36]

09-24-2006, 11:27 AM
man it's always nice to see pics of home:)

09-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Somewhere after Port Alberni but before Uclulet we ddrove by this spot on the river, where tourists go out on the rocks and take pics. So, when in Rome...

i remember playing there when i was a kid, awesome pics!

was there last summer swimming around. Great spot to stop off after quliacum and stretch the feet, get a little wet and go surfing. I'm so amped, going there oct. 20-22.

G-rizzle Swank
09-24-2006, 07:00 PM
nice, ive been in almost all of those pics

09-24-2006, 11:20 PM
Nice write up! Been to the island twice in my life, once as a kid and had great weather. Went there 6 years ago on our honeymoon, and got rained out the whole day over to Tofino and Long beach!

Gotta love the highway across the island! Would be a great ride for a crotch rocket or a Vette!

09-25-2006, 08:25 AM
i always love ocean shots

we used to go to tofino every summervacation

spent lots of time in comox, tofino, long beach....... great trips always!

09-25-2006, 09:04 AM
never been to that part of BC. Looks beautiful!

mista fitz
09-25-2006, 11:59 AM
nice shots, I love that drive to Tofino, so twisty-turny and wicked scenery!

I moved here (to the island) about a year ago now, and don't think I'll be coming back - 'tis tooooo sweet. Tofino is now just a 2hr drive from my home in Nanaimo.

09-25-2006, 01:51 PM
the island is a sweet place to be love it out there nice pics

09-25-2006, 02:15 PM
when we stayed in Qualicum we stayed at the haunted hotel... it was an awesome time and such gorgeous views from the restaurant there... I will definitely go back some time...