Posted by: M.J. Bolstad | December 7, 2017

Vancouver Island: Once More, Without the Stones #5


Sun and sea in my little cove.

So this will be a short entry, in part because I’m rather tired, especially after having to clear out a bunch of space in my iPhoto so I could import today’s photos. I’ve been shooting in raw files because I took a photo class and felt super fancy, but that apparently takes up more space than I thought about.  Hopefully going back to simply taking in .jpeg format will mean less sifting through and trying to delete enough and empty trash folders and crossing fingers going forward.

It was a bit of a lazy morning today, coffee and pancakes and a leisurely bath with a book, then a walk, partly with my mom then we kind of drifted off and did our own pace along the trail. The sun was just lovely and warm, and so I found a nice little cove poked away off the path and got some vitamin D and quiet time.



I made friends with this bird too, even without breadcrumb bribes.

After our walks, we all came home and ate lunch. Dad and I finished off the leftover pasta. I am glad. It was good, but three days in a row is enough for me.

Then we went back to my lovely beach to watch surfers and the sunset.  I wore my swimsuit and shorts so I could wade without worry about getting wet.




Surfers and sunset



Goodnight, Tofino.

It was a little chilly, but not too cold to keep me from the ocean.  Once the sun was down, we had dinner at Shelter, a lovely pub-style restaurant in Tofino with excellent ambience. Mom, Dad, and I all had burgers and fries, and Dad also had the Caesar salad on the side, while I tried their Brussels sprouts, which are breaded and have cheese on them. Everything was fantastic.

Having spent over an hour in and out of the ocean, I was a bit chilly, so I warmed up in the hot tub when we got back, with a plastic cup of sparkling wine. I wish I’d brought my tripod, because the stars were phenomenal tonight. There must be so little light pollution and very clear skies here, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many starts at once. It was incredible.

I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring, except more happy oceanness.  I know I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again: I love, love, love it here.

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