This morning we arose cooked up the remainder of our eggs a hot cup of tea and away we went. Well, we packed the car, charged up the computers and then we headed off. The plan was to walk the Dungress Spit. This is a 5.5 mile walk along a sandbar to a lighthouse.
Clancy was starting to get very thirsty but we made it out to the trailhead and got ourselves set up for the walk. Again the Annual Pass came in handy ($3 saved) and we headed down the path.
The start of the walk is through a small wooded area with some trees identified, not that it helps me to remember when I get to the next one! We then got to the viewing point and were able to see out along the spit to the lighthouse.
Having left later than planned to start the walk we realised that the full walk was not going to be achieved in time for us to make the ferry, so we set ourselves the goal of one hour out and a little longer to return that would give us time to fuel up and make it to the ferry queue in time to board.
Interesting Aside: You do not need to book the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria and they keep about 30% free for drive ons. However, trucks and large RV's count for more than their car length so be prepared. The last ferry of the evening seems to always have space (not sure about Sunday nights).
Before leaving I did a quick Twilight walk around Port Angeles while Shoeleh stayed with the car and rested. Made it back in plenty of time to board the boat, not having done this before, the lack of parking in lanes on the boat was a little disturbing. So we parked, said bye to Clancy and headed upstairs. Now I sat down, laid my head back and snored myself to sleep - until Shoeleh nudged me and told me to stop disturbing the other passengers.
We arrived in Victoria, BC - another immigration/customs visit. This time the guy was great and had a few travel tips to boot. So in almost no time we were on our way through Victoria and onto Nanaimo.
Interesting Aside: Public Holidays can catch you unawares when travelling - we learned that this weekend was BC day weekend and that there was to be a public holiday on the Monday so we needed to be aware of this.
On arrival in Nanaimo we pulled into the RV Park and the helpful girls informed us that there was to be a long weekend coming and so be prepared for difficulties with accommodation. We got the last site in the park and drove down to set up for the night. Exhausted from a not to strenuous day we retired.
Animals Spotted:Seagulls, eagles, other birds and insects.
Day twelve no bears