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LONG WEEKEND IN TOFINO: OCEAN VILLAGE, EATS, ISLANDS, SURFING

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Well, it’s back to reality after an amazing long weekend in Tofino to celebrate our three year anniversary! We stayed at Ocean Village Resort and arrived Friday night to some beautiful views.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Ocean Village Resort is a number of cabins with gorgeous beachfront views, basically right in Tofino on Middle Beach.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Our cabins worked perfectly for our surf weekend… cozy, a full kitchen, hot shower, great views, and close to the beach.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Not to mention that they don’t charge extra for long weekends unlike everywhere else in Tofino and they are quite reasonable.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Great location! They are doing some renovations for summer so I’m looking forward to seeing what they are going to be adding in or updating.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

They also have an indoor salt water pool and hot tub which I thought was rad since I’m not a fan of chlorine.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

Unfortunately I didn’t take many photos this weekend, especially not while surfing since we were just trying to enjoy ourselves so bear with me here.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

On Saturday we spent some time exploring Ucluelet…

Spotted Bear Bistro Spotted Bear Bistro

Then it was off to dinner at the Spotted Bear Bistro with our friends Liv and Rob. Wonderful company, good food.

Catching a wave

Then we headed out to surf that night with Liv. Not too bad… small waves at Chesterman’s and a gorgeous sunset. Too bad we were super rusty after a winter away from the surf!

Clayoquot Island Open House

On Sunday we headed out with a number of friends to the Clayoquot Island Open House… on a boat!

Clayoquot Island Open House

This island is amazingly beautiful… maintained by two people, completely private, except for the open house that they host once a year. The gardens are stunning… they are fully self-sustainable with solar power, full vegetable and fruit gardens etc…

Clayoquot Island Open House

We had a lot of fun exploring with friends.

Clayoquot Island Open House

I loved that they grew their own mushrooms to eat!

Clayoquot Island Open House

So many beautiful plants and flowers.

Clayoquot Island Open House

Time to head home!

Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn

Then we had our special 3 year anniversary dinner at our favourite restaurant in Tofino, the Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn.

Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn

We ate way too much food…

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I had the scallops and dungeness crab (a custom order I always get when I am there), Allan had the tuna in a miso broth, for entrees I ordered the Sloping Hills Pork three ways (so good) and Allan had the lamb two ways… we split an order of the pea and marscapone ravioli with our mains. The ravioli was incredible.

Pure bliss. Absolute pure gorgeousness. I'm in my happy place.

Then we headed out to surf again… this time at long beach with Greg. The waves were HUGE and while I caught one amazing wave… it was way overhead and much too big for our first weekend back in the water… so we dropped Greg and Sanazj off at our cabin so they could take a hot shower and then headed out to North Chesterman’s at around 10:00 PM and surfed till about 11 PM. Yeah, it was reaaaaally dark. Surfing by moonlight pretty much.

Ocean Village Resort, Tofino

In the morning we woke up and surfed North Chesterman’s again and checked out of Ocean Village. We caught some amazing waves and the conditions were fabulous. Best surf session of the weekend.

Allan and Allie

Overall an amazing weekend… a great anniversary with the best man in the world, and we can’t wait to get in the water again soon!

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