Parksville BC, Vancouver Island
Although Day 1 technically started yesterday, there was a slight delay in actually arriving to Parksville. Yes I forgot my credit card at home. While making reservations, I left it right beside the PC. Aside from that we arrived safe and happily checked into our lovely room at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre. Checking in was smooth, friendly and quick. We are staying in a lovely ocean view room with a king sized bed and jetted tub right beside the bed. Absolutely tranquil and relaxing. The rooms have a rustic, yet classic and sophisticated feel.
We decided to hit a local watering hole for a drink and perhaps an appetizer. We have been to the Rod & Gun before, but not for food. We ordered the couple platter (shrimp ragoon, pita and tzatziki and coconut prawns. It arrived quick and hot. Completely made up for the disengaged server! We lounged for a bit and took in the atmosphere, then decided to pick up a couple bottles of wine and head back to the room. There is nothing more relaxing than having a glass of wine ocean side and listening to the waves roll in. Now, onto Ucluelet!