I just got back from a little holiday. My Dad came out to visit and we took the ferry over to Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.
He was going to meet up with some friends and they were going on a 5 day fishing adventure.
We stayed over and toured around a bit for a day.
We went to the Botanical Gardens. It is a big beach area where then tide goes way out and you can walk out on the rocks and see little tidal pools filled with interesting creatures. It is very beautiful down there.
We saw many huge slugs on the trail leading down to the beach.
Here are a few shots of the Botanical Garden beach area.
I should have worn better shoes, I had my flip flops on and walking on slippery wet rocks was a bit of a challenge.
We were even lucky enough to see an Elk.
Dad and his buddies had a great first day of fishing; they caught Spring and Coho Salmon, Halibut and a bunch of rock fish. Then to top it off on the way back into the dock their guide pulled his dungeness crab trap and there were like 10 crabs in it!!
So we cooked some fresh salmon and all those beautiful crabs, plus some new baby potatoes for dinner.
It was insane how good it all was. Can’t get any fresher seafood than that!
We were also lucky enough to take home the 80lbs of fish the guys caught on the first day.
Now my little freezer is packed with tons of fish!! I am going to have to start looking for new fish recipes, cause we are going to be eating it once a week for sure!
Thanks so much Dad for all the fish!! You are the best! I hope the rest of his trip goes as well as the first day!