The road trip continues!
We left Deep Bay; stopped in Courtenay to show Keith where my sister and mom lived; thought about getting me some rain gear, but, didn’t. The sun kept peeking out through the clouds, so, I felt confidant that I wouldn’t get soaked! It was probably more like wishful thinking. And it worked! I may have gotten a drop or two of rain on me and that’s it even though at times the clouds looked as if they would spill over at any time.
The ride to Ucluelet from Courtenay was beautiful. Once we were off the inland island highway our views were of lush green forests, beautiful mountains, and blue-green rivers and lakes… plus the sound of the rumbling Harley. By the way, which I might add is a sound I’m glad to have. I want drivers to hear us coming! Remember to shoulder check! Please!
We arrived at Black Rock Ocean Front Resort in Ucluelet and were really happy when we saw the location of the resort. When you first come up to the resort it appears as if it’s a large luxury condominium nestled in the forest looking over the ocean… beautiful!
We checked into our room and right away Keith and I knew we wouldn’t be happy. It was a “trail room view” room which meant we were on the first floor with trees outside our patio. We could hardly see the ocean! Plus the room was tiny. It was very nice and modern with a beautiful kitchenette and fireplace, but, we felt that to spend two days there and not be able to enjoy the ocean would be a big failure! We asked to upgrade and we were charged fifty dollars for this. It was well worth it. There were not many rooms left, but, we ended up getting a suite on the fourth floor with a huge bathroom, a beautiful kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom, and the balcony with a view of the ocean that made the extra cost well worth it!
We didn’t spend much time in the kitchen! I mean we were only there for two nights… I wasn’t planning on doing any cooking. But, if you were there for an extended time or with kids it was such a clean, modern, perfect fully stocked kitchen that would be a joy to cook in.
We enjoyed two breakfasts at the Blue Room a West Coast Bistro instead. They serve breakfast all day long!! That’s my kind of place! The prices were affordable and the portions were generous. They were really good about subbing ingredients also and were able to add veggies instead of meat for me when I requested it. It’s a small bistro with seating inside and outside on the patio. The first morning we ate outside and then next indoors. They always had a lineup to get in and I’m not surprised.
Keith and I were given a map at the resort of sites to see in Ucluelet. We drove to the Wild Pacific Trail to have a look around. Ucluelet is pretty tiny town, so, getting anywhere was just a few minutes by car or motorcycle.
You can see where Black Rock Resort gets its name.
Here’s a picture of the very cool, little, lighthouse.
During our two-day stay… I kept hearing what sounded like a fog horn blowing. Which I didn’t know that that’s what it was at first… duh! During our stay it was very misty and foggy in the mornings and by the afternoon it was sunny and warm. The misty, grey morning’s were very pretty though. The ocean is very mysterious looking with the fog rolling in especially when you’re all cozy by the fireplace
We had a beautiful dinner at Fetch Restaurant… it was pricey, but, the views were phenomenal and the food and wine was delicious! No pictures though. I guess we were too busy talking and enjoying each others company to think about pictures at the time… xoxoxox The Float Lounge was excellent. The prices were better and the menu choices were really good. Same kitchen for both, so, there was no issue with taste and quality.
When we first got there we wanted a snack, so, we relaxed in the Float Lounge and I had some yummy yam fries and Keith had their version of a Cobb Salad.
The next day we went on a walk along the trail that runs through and around the resort. Absolutely gorgeous! The views are incredible! We both felt like we were lacking in exercise, so, we did the trail at a quick pace.
You can’t get much better than this!
We had a great time on the trail, we enjoyed the views, and we enjoyed each others company. It’s so nice to get away! Even though I love my kids to death I find getting away from the usual grind of work, laundry, cooking, cleaning, then repeat over and over… reinforces that warm and fuzzy feeling for them
We rode out to Tofino the next day. I haven’t been to Tofino in many years and boy has it grown. It’s a real little tourist town now with all its cool surf shops. Plus there was a beach resort after beach resort we passed on our drive to get there.
We were very lucky when we got to Tofino the sun was out and it was pleasantly warm (not too hot so were dying in all our gear and warm enough that we wanted to find a patio pronto).
We found a patio at Jack’s Waterfront Pub and Restaurant where we enjoyed lunch and a cold beer! I had a halibut burger and I think Keith had a salmon dish. Mine was absolutely delicious! Tofino seems more of a happening place, so, if you were into just hanging around and walking around a little town this would be a great place to visit. Just from our quick visit there seemed to be a lot of shops and restaurants. I’m happy we stayed in Ucluelet because we were all about going for rides and neither one of us was looking to do any shopping on this trip. Ucluelet was more relaxing for us.
I’m looking forward to our next road trip which is happening in a week! This time we are heading over the border into Washington state. It looks like Keith has planned some very interesting destinations for us!
Question: Where has your favourite summer time road trip been to? If you’re a motorcycle rider or passenger like me… what’s been your favourite destination so far?
Take care and talk to you soon,