On our second-to-last day in Tofino, we went to a different beach called Long Beach. It is very windy so we brought our kite which looks like a parrot. Unfortunately we soon found out that we had lost a piece of the kite. Thankfully Uncle David fixed it by carving a stick to fit the missing piece. The kite looked very realistic as it soared in the sky, I think it may have fooled some of the birds too.
The next day we went for a hike near the hotel to a rocky point. It was stormier that day than it had been in a while so we were very curious to see the ocean up close. The waves were bigger and they crashed onto the rocks with such force it sent sea spray high into the air. There were a few benches on the rocks so we sat there and watched the surfers surf the great waves.
We then headed for Ucluelet. On the way we stopped for lunch at a restaurant that was placed right on the rocks. It was not very stormy when we went, but in the middle of the stormy season, the spray covers the windows that look out to the ocean and the roof feels like it could be blown off. The food was good too, especially the clam chowder.
After lunch we arrived in Ucluelet. At the new hotel we unpacked and then here I am, writing the blog. Outside my window I see the massive waves, and the raging sea; the stormy sky coming in off the ocean gives it a very ominous look. It is a very impressive sight to see. Even though the ocean is mild for the time of year I am still awestruck every time I see a wave bash against a rock and the spray flies 10-20 feet in the air!