We woke up feeling quite refreshed today. I managed to light a smokey fire last night but it put out enough heat to warm us up. I’m sure this helped us to sleep. I’m taking the credit anyways! We did sleep with one hand on the bear spray all night. Plus we had put all our clothes into a dry sack and threw them as far away from the tent as possible.
So naked and shivering this morning I was sent forth to collect the bag.
We had breakfast and packed up our very wet tent. We were going to ride the 30 kms to Campbell River to steal some more free wifi to update the blog and then after that we would head to Port Alberni.
On the way out of camp we met up with two funny lads who were doing a section of the Trans Canada Trail on their KLR650’s. Funny funny guys. One of them was riding in $18 Wellington boots and gardening gloves!
The road back to Campbell River was a beautiful winding one with some small hills and plenty of scenery. Loving it here! Unfortunately not too many pics as it was raining quite a bit.
We sat ourselves down in Tim Hortons with a coffee and a 4 cheese bagel. OMG those things are good. A moment on the lips, forever on the hips…stuff it, I’m having another one! Plus a serve of poutine from Wendys next door. Which we do realise isn’t real poutine!
As we were sitting there doing the blog we got chatting to a local couple called Brian and Cindy. Who then invited us to stay with them at their house for the night! WOW!!!! Of course we accepted.
We grabbed a bottle of red wine and headed on over. What a fantastic night! We laughed, we swore, we enjoyed a few glasses of wine. It was bloody brilliant!
Then we find out that Brian is an ex Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman!!! So cool. Plus he has his old mounty uniform! Which I could try on!
I had a blast and I rate this as one of the most fun nights we have had! Thanks Cindy and Brian! You guys are amazing!!! We will definitely be staying in touch with these guys.
Then it was off to bed, with full bellies and happy hearts!
Awesome day! Tomorrow, Port Alberni and beyond!