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Day 30 Parksville to Tofino, BC
Wide beach at Rathtrevor Provincial Park
We drove 109 miles directly across Vancouver Island to get to Tofino. We are now on the Pacific with 4,000 miles of open ocean between us and Japan. There are tsunami warning signs and escape routes all along this coast. In spite of all the open ocean the waves on the beach were pretty tame today (see photo). There is fog on the beach and along the coast. People like to come here in the winter to watch the storms come in.
There are lots of Europeans here all in rented small motorhomes like ours. They put flags on the hood of their vehicles to identify their nationality. On the road over we stopped at Cathedral Grove where the Douglas Firs are 800 years old and 200 feet high.
We will be here until Sunday when we go back across the Island to Duncan. In spite of being in such an isolated place we have Verizon voice and data and a campsite that lets us get DirectTV on our satellite dish.