|On June 24, I led 12 students and 2 adults to Flores Island, a 35 minute water-taxi ride from Tofino. The forecast was for light rain on Wed. and Thur., but I was hoping it would be wrong. We did start hiking in light rain, and it continued for most of the 4 1/2 hour, 11 k., hike from Ahousaht to Cow Bay, where we camped for 2 nights. Luckily, though, it rained little while we were in camp, and the kids managed to get a fire going, although it was a whole group effort! A wonderful trip, maybe my favourite spot on the west coast.
|Hiking through the Ahousaht Indian Reserve after our water taxi ride.
|Crossing one of the many beaches en route to Cow Bay.
|But because it was a rising tide, we had to trek across the aptly named “Trail
of Tears,” rather than taking the low tide short-cut.
|Despite the rain, though, the kids managed to get a fire going.
|On Thursday, we went for a stroll for a couple for hours along the coast.
|Fancy footwork across the Cow River.
|Lovely rocks, too!
|A selfie on the rocks at Cow Bay.
|And the sun came out!
|Fording the river at low tide on the return hike on Friday, in sunshine@
|The boat ride back to Tofino.