After years of living in China and South East Asia it was time to come home.
But after a few weeks in Toronto, hubby and I realized we still had the whole of Canada to explore.
Starting with Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia. The island is off the Pacific coast line of Canada and USA. It has an unprotected face to the Pacific and is characterized by extreme weather, rugged coastlines and awe inspiring views of mountains, sea and sky.
These pictures were taken at Long Beach in Tofino. It was an unusually warm (12 degrees!) and sunny day in November. Normal weather is cold with constant rain and intermittent periods of more rain. With a dour scowl a local resident told me that “last year it rained every day for four months.” This summer though was a good one. It was a dry and sunny. Lucky for me, a bit of summer hung around.
There are two types of people in Tofino.
Those who walk and those who surf.
I fall in the category of walkers.
One day I might even get a dog.
Tofino, Vancouver Island. British Columbia. 2017