|Wow. THAT is an Elite Trail Runner Beard.|
Me: "But all the top trail runners look like this" I explain. "Krupicka, Tim Olsen, Joe Grant."
Her: "Look how thin they are."
Me:"Look how hairy they are. I'm looking like a real contender now"
Her: "You could lose some weight. Or go for an actual trail run."
Me: "But my toe hurts."
Her: What about the guy on the cover of your "Trail Runner" magazine? He doesn't have a beard.
Me: That guy is only 20 years old. He can't grow a beard. Same as Dakota Jones.
Her: "There's a good barber in Parksville. "
Oh well, I guess that's why they say Men are from Venus, Women are from Mars.
A friend of ours made us an offer we couldn't refuse, and lent us her condo just outside of Tofino for a couple of days. It was raining when we arrived Monday night, but we awoke to a beautiful, sunny day on Tuesday.
|The Weather Gods were with us. We had the only sunny, warm(60˚F) day of the week. Can you see the surfers?|
|Sweet Oceanside single track.|
We had a really great couple of days on the wild side of the Island with The Girl. She is home from University for reading week.
|This restaurant was featured on 5 star chef Lynn Crawford's T.V. show "Pitchin' In". Portage was excited.|
|We had lunch at The Black Rock Resort. Excellent food and ocean view.|
We had a fantastic lunch, I put my excellent chicken burger up on the 50 Burger Challenge web site, but had to disqualify it later because it's not red meat.You can read that food review here.
|Nice view, but I am lost.|
Here are some artsy fartsy beach photos from Portage
|This is Long Beach. Can you see another surfer? Many of them are from Australia, and come here to work in the coffee shops,restaurants and bars. They surf when they aren't working.|
|Bull kelp. 'Cause it's shaped like a bull whip.|
|That's mist from the huge waves.|
|Winter Waves. People come here to see this.|
|The marathon goes down this beach.|
|And here. This isn't even low tide|
|Tide's coming in, made us scramble!|
|The girls. Someone had randomly written "Tie Domi" in the sand. Weird.|
|Mussles. A fellow was filling up grocery bags with them. Great eating,and free.|
|I Call This Pitcher "Shoulda Been Lunch at Gary's".|
|Kennedy Lake on the way home. My 2nd favourite photo.|
|OK, I couldn't choose between this one......|
|And This One.|