Botanical Beach Provincial Park is an hours drive north from Point No Point, near Port Renfrew. The road is so windy I kept losing my stomach on the curves…but well worth the journey.
Known for its rich tide pools and rugged geographical features it’s a must-see for naturalists. In 1900 the University of Minnesota built a marine station there, and for seven years researchers came from all over the world to study the area. The station no longer exists, but university students still come to its shores. For great pictures of the area check out the website above.
The Lazy Gecko
We went looking for a place to watch the world cup soccer semi-final match between the Netherlands and Argentina, and happened upon a friendly family owned Mexican restaurant in Sooke called The Lazy Gecko. Delicious food, great ocean view location and fantastic people. The owner loved soccer, so we were welcomed in and it felt more like we were in their living room than in their restaurant.
To top it all off, the owner’s wife had great “no point” puns. You got to love people who pun.
Back at the Cabin
We ended the day with happy hour back at the cabin. While we crunched on chips Orcas played in the waves in front of us.
What a great holiday!.