"bLog means boring-Log"
day 08 in mountie-land, (0 comments)
we got up very early (for our standards, which is around 07:30 o'clock) to have a wonderful breakfast prepared by sue, our nice host. her husband stew, and malcolm their dog, also showed up from time to time, though malcolm actually wasn't allowed in the guest area of the house, but... well, he's so damn cute, who could have been mad at him. most of the other guests were here for playing golf it turned out, as in canada a lot of people seem to love it.
we, on the other hand, were more into hiking for today, so we did the "wild pacific trail"[001-140] hike that goes along the western shoreline of the ucluelet peninsula.
aside from driftwood, dead and living sea creatures, awesome trees, and cute colourful flowers, we also spotted all kinds of animals.
and among those were two eagles. we were very very lucky as once they landed at a tree that could be observed from a viewing point that even had a bench, so we both could sit down, relax, and wait for the eagles to do... well, what eagles usually do. it turns out they sit around a lot. and do nothing. and sit. and watch. and sit. and ... do nothing. oh, and from time to time they drop stuff. see slide  where the thing flies between the first and the third branch from bottom on the right side.
yes, that's what they do.
soon both eagles were gone, and we continued our hike, when nina suddenly twisted her ankle badly, when she slipped on driftwood. at first she still could walk, but soon the pain got worse, and so we went to the next parking lot, where she sat down to rest, and i went home to get the car to fetch her the last few kilometres back to our inn.
we are really worried now with nina's ankle sprain as we had planned some more hiking on our canada trip. sue gave us some ice packs, and she seemed to be an expert in ankle sprains, as she told me that she hurts herself all the time, and cooling and putting up the foot will help. i hope she's right about that...
to get something to eat i hoped in the car, drove to the town centre of ucluelet and got us some delicious burgers with fries from a restaurant.
after dinner i was nursing nina a little, positioned her chair towards the tv set, and then explored the beach right in the back of the inn on my own a little as it is such a wonderful place.
when i went down i heard the lonesome fog horn blow (remember the first sentence spoken in "twin peaks"?), and within a few minutes the little islands close to the bay was covered in fog[141-148] - pretty impressive, and i liked the atmosphere.
the fog horn continued to blow every 20 seconds the whole night long, accompanied by the sound of a buoy every few seconds (by changing it's pitch to determine the height of the waves). i felt like in the movie "the fog" (not the remake, no, the original one from 1980 by john carpenter).
i really hope nina's foot gets better until tomorrow - poor her.
track for day 08