We’re into the final stretch of the A-Z Challenge and it’s been a difficult one trying to juggle these daily posts, problems with internet access at home, and general life obligations. I have a growing backlog of things to catch-up on and I’m looking forward to the end of the month with some relief.
Without an abundance of *U* destinations to choose from, I settled on the tiny port town of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
We discovered this little community on a family whirlwind tour of the west coast in 2000. The picture quality is poor, but the memories are crisp.
Our hotel included this docked boat which housed the restaurant. As long as we remembered to duck our heads and lift our feet through the ship doors, the day was going to be a smooth one.
The harbour was buzzing with fishermen – including many tourists who have flown in for several days of deep-sea fishing.
Our reason for being in Ucluelet was to go whale watching. Quite frankly the ride on the Zodiac boat was an experience in itself, but the whales didn’t disappoint.
They were generous that day in giving these tourists a little flick of their tail and it was enough to make us happy.
All photos were taken by Gilles.