Ucluelet, Lay Day

Karen and I enjoyed a quiet night at the docks and were slow to get going in the morning. I walked up to the Wharfinger’s  office to grab some Wi-Fi so I could download the latest GRIB weather files. We gave the boat a good cleaning before we walked into town. Our goal was to visit a native art gallery but after a 20 minute walk, we found the galley closed despite the website that said it was open on Sundays.

  Fishing resort housed in an old ship. The fishing boats are out.

Fishing resort housed in an old ship. The fishing boats are out.

  The fishing fleet has returned. 

The fishing fleet has returned. 

  The Co-Op is a great resource

The Co-Op is a great resource

Disappointed, we headed back to the CO-OP to grab a few last-minute supplies. The butcher at the CO-OP has his own smoker and sells his delicious bacon at the CO-OP. I did not try his other offerings, but if they are anything like the bacon, I know I would like them. To our surprise, when we rounded one corner in a residential neighborhood,  we encountered two deer in someone’s yard, casually grazing on the fresh-cut grass (Note the open front door...maybe the deer live there?) We were also bummed that Ukee Dogs was closed. Oh well, next time we'll get ourselves one of the those famous Ukee Dogs.

  Not much to eat here

Not much to eat here

  Karen ogles the Ukee Dog shop

Karen ogles the Ukee Dog shop

  52 steps down to the working docks on the main inlet to Ucluelet

52 steps down to the working docks on the main inlet to Ucluelet

  The town of Ucluelet has a great vibe

The town of Ucluelet has a great vibe

  It would not be a proper provisioning stop with a visit to the liquor store

It would not be a proper provisioning stop with a visit to the liquor store

I took advantage of our time in port to make bread, a new batch of pancake mix and a fresh batch of pizza dough. To save some time tomorrow, I also cooked the flank steak and made caramelized onions for the pizza. After all that hard work, we visited the Floathouse restaurant at the end of the docks for a beer. Our decision to sit outside did not work out as the prevailing wind made our spot a bit chilly, such that it eventually drove us off.

  The Floathouase Restaurant at the Ucluelet docks

The Floathouase Restaurant at the Ucluelet docks

For dinner we had glazed pork tenderloin accompanied by rosemary roasted potatoes followed by yet another episode of LOST.