Princess Scooterpie – A Motorbike Diva who likes to moto wander & write about it.: Anniversary getaway! 28 years & counting

We’re stopped on the Ellis River look-out on Freeway 4. Pay attention to the fence within the background it’s lined in locks.

My hubby and I celebrated our twenty eighth wedding ceremony anniversary with a motorbike journey to Tofino final weekend.  The climate could not have been extra excellent, the street was clear and visitors was mild!  The twisties have been FABULOUS!!!!  We journey lots collectively, however have by no means ridden to our favorite island vacation spot and it was our first moto overnighter, which at all times results in a packing dilemma when you find yourself a packrat who at all times brings an excessive amount of.  I fear that a part of it to dying, as a result of Island climate is so unpredictable notably up Tofino method, it actually is the Moist Coast. In any occasion I acquired all of it sorted and packed into 1 bag in my facet case, and I did cull out some stuff.  Hubby truly ended up bringing extra stuff than me and was shocked at how mild I used to be travelling.  Yay me!


The day dawned sunny and sizzling!  We have been off on our journey driving the attractive slim and twisty Freeway 4.  This street is an journey throughout peak summer time journey time, a number of motorhomes, campers, vehicles and trailers, and various the drivers are usually not ready at how twisty and slim the street is and a variety of people find yourself crossing the centre line when taking the corners, so you need to hold this in thoughts when travelling by means of there. 

There’s a small fence advert folks have taken to attaching locks and memorabilia to the fence.  I stood an learn a few of the messages, most a really touching commemorating an occasion, milestone or the lifetime of an individual.  We determined so as to add our personal memento.

We added a lock with our initials and anniversary date, we did this collectively.  I’ve the keys for the lock as my memento. It was fairly a touching second.  Completely satisfied twenty eighth anniversary honey! My life has by no means been boring and at all times stuffed with journey. 

This spot is so picturesque!  You possibly can stroll down and dangle your ft within the water in case your inclined, however be careful for the drop off and swift present. It will also be a bit bushy making an attempt to get again on the street or pulling into this place.   Extra adventures await us!

Our subsequent cease was the Customer Centre to snap a number of pics.

Tofino is a cool little hamlet which is a fishing city, and have a vibrant artwork neighborhood and one that draws free spirits. Most who observe my weblog can have seen footage from our earlier holidays there. 







We stopped at Lengthy Seashore for a fast amble on the seashore. Lengthy Seashore pulls surfers to it like a magnet. 

We stayed at a stunning beachside resort Ocean Village.  They’ve probably the most charming A-frame cabins which might be absolutely stocked and have attractive views.

It was time to settle in and have some snacks after which seashore stroll time! 

We went to Picnic Charcuterie for pretty meat and cheese.

Then it was off to our favorite eatery Crimson Can Gourmand, it’s run by a former chef who was up at Whistler and has a number of Michelin stars.  The carrot cake is the BEST I’ve ever eaten. They’ve  marvelous entrees and seafood chowder that’s served with their heavenly baguette.  Tofino is a foodie paradise.

On Saturday we opted to have freshly made Gelato from Chocolate Tofino for dinner!  I had my favorite white chocolate raspberry.  To die for! We appear to do a variety of consuming once we are in Tofino! All of it will get balanced by the quantity of train we do, we often shun the automotive and stroll in all places and go kayaking or different adventurous actions.  We tried paddle boarding for the primary time, and I left the digicam on the room, I may foresee it being on the backside of the ocean.  It seems my steadiness on a paddle board is not as stellar as it’s on the bike.  I stood up 4 occasions and promptly fell 4 occasions, so determined to do it kneeling as a substitute which labored nicely for me anyway.

After a full day of enjoyable there have been stunning sunsets to look at whereas sitting on the seashore with our favorite bevvies. 

I by no means get uninterested in this place. Its wonderful how briskly the time flew and we have been quickly packing up the bikes and preparing for the 4 hour journey again house.  It was wickedly sizzling whereas we have been on our journey and I feel once we have been going inland in the direction of Port Alberni it will need to have been round 35 levels Celsius, which does not sound like lots, but it surely was somewhat toasty in all of the gear. 

It was an awesome journey and I feel we shall be doing a number of extra come trip time!  I get used to the concept of travelling with much less, I’m going to search for some eager sandals that can substitute my want for sneakers and flip flops, one much less factor to hold.   Because the sticker says “I survived Hwy 4” it may be a really attention-grabbing street to journey and could be a bit loopy at occasions.