World’s Tallest Free Standing Totum Pole
We started the day as usual – eating breakfast and drinking coffee.
We were up pretty early for us so we were out of the door at a good time, too.
We walked to Beacon Hill Park, past Ogden Point, to go and see the world’s tallest free standing totum pole.
It took us a bit of time to get there and, on the way, we saw something flopping around in the water! It was either a whale or seals, but more likely to be seals.
The Totum Poll
We got to a large flag pole with the Canadian flag flying and then had to walk through some light forest to get to it. Unfortunately, this meant accidentally walking past a creepy man living in the woods, but we got past all fine and arrived at the totum pole.
This pole was built in 1956 and restored in 2011 as it was showing its age. It was cool to see, but we weren’t there for long.
Beacon Hill Park
We walked around the park for a bit and saw a gathering of people around a tall tree, taking photos. We were unsure what they were taking a photo of, which turned out to be a peacock in the tree.
The Killer Peacock
Curtis is not a big fan of peacocks as he was attacked when he was a child, so of course, as we were walking past the big tree, the peacock flew past us and scared him!
Beacon Drive In
We stopped at the Beacon Drive In and curtis got a coffee whilst Kim got an award winning chocolate swirl ice cream.
We went out just down the road with Linda as well as 2 people from Linda’s family.
We went to an authentic Italian restaurant, which was authentic indeed and delicious! The waiting staff were also all Italian which added to the feel.
Kim had the lasagne which was tremendous and Curtis had the canelloni which was crab and lobster filled.
Both dishes were great.
For dessert, Curtis had a tiramisu and Kim had profiteroles.
Our food was excellent as well as the atmosphere at Il Covo Trattoria.
We all went back to Linda’s and chatted for a couple of hours and then, when everyone left, we all sat and relaxed for about 30 minutes before going to bed.
Mr & Mrs Hale