After our grand entrance to Nanaimo on Monday, we settled in at the most lovely hostel. So lovely that I would like to remodel our apartment to look and feel like this hostel. Even the shared bathrooms were a-ok. And there was a big, wonderful kitchen and common area that was cozy and bustling. And there was a foosball table.
Also in Nanaimo: two consecutive days of fish and chips (so fresh! don't judge!) and ice cream cones by the harbour and backgammon in the common room. Not in Nanaimo: Alex P. Keaton.
On Wednesday we got a car and drove to see some big ass trees at Cathedral Grove. Old growth forest style. They were large, and I would say in charge, excepting for the fact that a windstorm decimated a bunch of them in the nineties.