Back in early December 2017, I went over to Vancouver Island to drive on the Pacific Rim Highway (BC-4). 2017 turned out to be the “drive everything worth to be driven on the Island” year, which takes about 3 days... and then which I have done over 3 separate trips that year. As I go further back in time in my photo album, I will post them up when I get to them.

This was the trip that turned out to be much too cold for “fun” driving, as I had to cross over the Alberni Summit twice in 0C and what was described as Freezing Fog. GoPro also failed and so I came back without much video. Hence my “extra” trip on the same route in July 2018, which you may have read about and seen the pictures here:

...and the videos here:

Although the actual driving is usually the main concern of these trips of mine, I now usually also try to find somewhere interesting to visit once I get to the end of the road. For this trip, I picked the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet.

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First of all, here was the scene of the early morning ferry ride in the fog, departing from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal:

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At Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park:

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At the Wild Pacific Trail, home of the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in the midst of the Graveyard of the Pacific:

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Nature’s perfect implement for ripping open a ship’s hull

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On the way back, at Kennedy Lake:

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At Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay in the fog:

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In comparison, you can see some of the same sights but in the sunshine here:

Finally, back to Duke Point Ferry Terminal for the ride home:

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