Day 2 – 20km Sombrio Beach to Botanical Beach
I woke feeling great.
This morning’s hike started along the beach. I hadn’t gone very far when I was lucky to spot a mother bear and her two cubs foraging along the rocky shoreline. I watched for a bit before I passed giving them plenty of space.
At the west end of Sombrio Beach there were lots of tents in the sand and surfers in the ocean.
Then the trail went back up into the dark forest. I love it. The sun is hot today and I like the shade.
I hopscotched with another hiker Richie from Ireland. He is completing the trail in two days also. We both slow down in the afternoon. It’s hot and the scenery is too beautiful to fly by and miss. I stop and enjoy the ocean views. The sea is sparkling in the bright sun.
I finish the trail at Botanical Beach then carry on road walking to the West Coast Trail trailhead where I’m camped at Pacheedaht campground.
Tomorrow morning I will start the West Coast Trail.