Monday, July 7, 2014
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Port Alberni is just about at the middle of Vancouver Island. It is situated on a very long and narrow arm of the Pacific Ocean called the Alberni Inlet. This was a beautiful afternoon and we watched a flock of eagles circle over the water. Of course, this isn't the entire port. The town is actually quite large but mostly spread out to the east and north of the port. It has a population of about 17,000. It is strange that some of the place names on Vancouver Island are Spanish in origin. Spain had a fort on the west coast of the Island in the 1790s.