Thursday, May 23, 2002, 10:31 am, Ucluelet, BC
All the day at the ocean, at stupendously beautiful Long Beach. We began at Schooner Cove, walking the boardwalk through a forest that held several ancient trees — a monumental cedar and a toweringly powerful Sitka spruce — to the sand, and explored that beach till about three, when we drove to Long Beach proper, and walked a long ways, arm in arm, looking at the magnificence of the world. In total, we walked about 15 km – the ocean winds were cold, and blew the sand about, but the wave action was moderate, the waves with that magical pale green translucence above the great light green of the sea.
We drove to Tofino for shucked oysters and a pound of fresh sidestripe prawns, and later stopped at the Ucluelet Co-op for Alfredo sauce.
We slept long, till nearly half past eight — and rather well.
We have decided to look for a house to buy.