I apologize for the tardiness of my post; ran into some technical glitches last night, not the least of which involved me falling asleep in an extended attempt to get W to, then waking up in the middle of the night with my contacts fused to my eyeballs and my Mom asleep on the couch waiting for me to come back out to finish my post. I did not have the gumption at 2 am to figure out how to get my photos from my banged-up laptop onto my Dad’s computer, the only one that seems to be picking up a signal, and sporadically at that.
I’ll keep this short in an attempt to get it up while I have a connection, and at in reasonable time, considering we are on the absolute west coast Canada. It was an enormous relief to land on the island, and walk out of the Playskool-sized air terminal onto a dewy green lawn surrounded by trees overflowing with pink blossoms. We drove to Tofino snacking on toasted almonds and that lemony parsley hummus (which just keeps getting better and better) scooped up with chewy, grainy, seedy bread we picked up as soon as we got off the plane.
But the final stretch was a little too bumpy and up-and-down, especially when driving with my European Dad, and with age seems to come an increased sensitivity to carsickness, and so by the time I arrived and the ground stopped spinning I had lost my appetite for SoBo, which is generally first on my Tofino to-do list. Instead, when we went into town for some fresh fish to cook up for dinner, we got lured into Big Daddy’s Fish Fry, which was empty and waiting for its Friday night rush. A little disappointing to be honest, particularly considering the $36 price tag; the coconut shrimp were tasty but greasy, the fish smaller than usual, and the fries had the texture of wet paper towel. For dessert, we made an attempt at strawberry shortcake with chunks of raisin scone and fresh berries; I’d like to say they were the earliest fruit of a local farm, but really they were beautiful, watery and tasteless strawberries from California. Ah well. We’re in Tofino, which trumps everything else. The food can only get better from here.