August 17th: Trails, Jiggers, and Beaches
Wednesday morning we set out to hike the Lighthouse Loop of the Wild Pacific Trail. It's a fairly easy 2.5 km trek that winds its way atop a craggy shoreline, with views of Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands, past Amphitrite Lighthouse, through dense forest and along a rocky beach...not necessarily in that order.
I'm not a lover of seafood but I do like Halibut and this was the best fish and chips I've ever eaten. Since we showed up just before opening, (you could see them cutting the fresh chips by hand), we got the first fry of the day. It was a truly delicious lightly battered, tender, non greasy sit-down restaurant quality meal. At $14 for one piece, and $18 for two, it's certainly the most I've paid for food from a chip wagon, but this would beat the fish and chips I've eaten at Kelowna's RauDZ any day - in both quality and quantity - and RauDZ is twice the price. If we were ever lucky enough to return, we'd have the two piece to split between us, there's lots of meat, a generous helping of coleslaw and lots of fries for two....maybe I'd need an extra tartar sauce though.
We ended the day with a dinner at the Wickanninish Restaurant where we had a relaxing meal accompanied by a couple of glasses of wine, shared a chocolatey dessert and watched the sun set over Wickanninish Bay.