Tofino, British Columbia

‘One touch of nature makes the whole world kin’-William Shakespeare.

Photo album of a two night visit to Tofino, on the West Coast of British Columbia.

This is just a small selection of photos from far too many I took. We just got back from Tofino and I’m already missing the rhythmic sound of ocean waves at night, the cool damp air, the mulchy squish of forest floor underfoot. No traffic (I realized the constant sound of traffic makes me angry). Surfers braving the frigid water. A fireplace to read by as we sprawled out on the sofa in our cosy suite. Spray from blowholes off the shoreline indicating the presence of whales. Wolf and bear territory. Nature.

Kelp on Long Beach, Tofino

Kelp on Long Beach

Sea vegetation, Mackenzie Beach, Tofino

Sea vegetation, Mackenzie Beach

Sea anemone, Mackenzie Beach, Tofino

Sea anemone, Mackenzie Beach

Tree lichen, Tofino

Tree lichen

Driftwood, Chesterman Beach, Tofino

Washed up tree rolling around in the waves at Chesterman Beach

Author at work taking photos

Sneaky shot of me by Scott

photo of photograher poring over camera

And I took a sneaky one of him!

shorebirds on Long Beach

Shorebirds on Long Beach

Seagull flying, Long Beach

Seagull in flight, Long Beach

Beach and sky merge, Long Beach, Tofino

In the other direction beach meets sky, Long Beach

Evening sun at Long Beach, Tofino

Late afternoon at Long Beach

surfers, Long Beach, Tofino

Low-key surfing as the sun sinks, Long Beach

Taking photos of waves at Florencia Beach, Tofino

Taking photos at Florencia Beach. Photo by Scott

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8 thoughts on “Tofino, British Columbia

  1. Ahhhh! That might explain it! We found it marked on a free tourist map we picked up. I loved the quiet path in to the rickety, steep flight of stairs that lead down to the beach at one end of the bay. Suddenly you’re standing at the top of the steps looking down on unexpectedly spectacular waves. We were lucky too since it was pretty much high tide when we got there. You live in a wonderful area!

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  2. Thanks Alison! I like the seagull one too, which was basically a total accident. I was tracking it as it flew by snapping away, hoping one shot at least would be clear. Instead I got this watercolour effect which I was pretty happy with! The cloudy afternoon light helped me out a lot too.

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    • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the photos, I know, I love the sea too. Love the mountains too but somehow it feels important to always be somewhere near ocean. Hope you do get to sail through the area in the spring, it’s a pretty special place, whether it’s wild or calm.

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