The final week of November seemed like a good time for a quick visit to the west coast of Vancouver Island, a magical realm that includes the villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, and between them the Pacific National Park Reserve. I had hoped to go last July, but that didn’t work out.
Late November isn’t as warm as July, but it was just as bright and sunny, with nippy nights and daytime temperatures reaching 8 C (46 F). Amazingly, there wasn’t much wind, which meant no wind chill.
I didn’t post last weekend because I was in Tofino, walking endless beaches
Long Beach at low tide — endless sands.
Watching waves break — again and again and again and again…
Waves at South Beach, Pacific Rim National Park
Finding interesting random patterns
Seagrass and Feather
Looking at plants without having to think about watering or weeding.
Ferns growing on underside of fallen tree’s roots
Finding wave-polished stones
Stones polished by wave action at South Beach, Pacific Rim National Park
Watching people trying to surf (sorry, no pictures) and deciding that surfing must be hard work. And of course enjoying great meals, shopping for frivolous items and all the other good vacation stuff. Tofino is only 300 km. (about 150 miles) from Victoria, but feels like a different planet.