All photos taken on May 20, 2022.
Today, we were leaving Port Renfrew and heading to Nanaimo to drop K and Benji for the ferry back to Vancouver, then the remaining 3 of us were going to Victoria to visit Pat’s Dad. It was a journey of some 3 1/2 hours all told, so we got busy looking for a suitable lunch stop along the way. Nothing jumped out at us….
….until we looked at website for the little marina restaurant in our own back yard in Port Renfrew. Bridgeman’s is a small restaurant located in the Pacific Gateway Marina. It’s hours and days of operation, vary with the season. It just so happened that they were open at 11:00 AM, for lunch today, so we adjusted our travel plans to suit.
Here is the intro from their web page
WELCOME TO BRIDGEMANS WEST COAST EATERY
Pacific Gateway Marina has great West Coast fare to go with our world class marina in Port Renfrew, BC. We offer dishes at our restaurant that are imaginative, yet grounded in the unique hard working community we serve. From the greeting you receive until your final goodbye, we’re building bridges one customer at a time.
They offered what we wanted – fish and chips and had veggie options for B & K. Better still, they had outdoor picnic tables available, so we could dine al fresco and keep Benji with us.
While we had walked by and looked at the place many times, it never dawned on us that while the structure appeared permanent, the kitchen was in fact a food truck (trailer). How innovative! We placed our order and paid for it and sat outside to await our meals.
As we waited, an RCMP helicopter appeared and settled on the adjacent helipad. An Environment Canada agent got out and drove away and the chopper took off again. Following are those shots.
Ready to land
Chopper over Bridgeman’s
and away they go
This sign was hilarious and likely referenced the fact that the population of the whole village was only 144. No issues keeping away from people here.
the local “angle” on keeping socially distanced at the Marina
Looking back up the bluff on the coast. The cottage you can see was out front was forward and to the right of the cottage we were in.
Lunch over, we loaded into the car and drove off to Nanaimo. What a great break we had here.