Category: Tofino

Under Cover of Darkness

Young or old, there’s something so appealing about a treasure hunt. When the jewels and gems you’re searching for are elusive sea creatures, hiding in cracks and fissures, exposed to intrepid coastal explorers at the very lowest of tides, it’s super fun. Add the thick,… Continue Reading “Under Cover of Darkness”

Spellbound, on Long Beach

Long Beach is, as it’s name suggests, a l-o-n-g stretch of near-perfect sand that extends, spectacularly, almost 5km along the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, in the heart of Pacific Rim National Park. We headed out to explore it, early one morning, once the tide… Continue Reading “Spellbound, on Long Beach”

The Lone Cone (Lone Smile) Suffer Fest

Is there a tone in that title!? You betcha, baby. A grumpy, hard done-by, still-smarting-from-it, tone.  “There’s something really, really neat about doing a hard thing. Doing something that is physically demanding, incredibly challenging and limit-pushing.” I know… I know!!  I‘ve said that before,… Continue Reading “The Lone Cone (Lone Smile) Suffer Fest”

A Tofino Oasis (Revisited)

My apologies to those of you who subscribe to my blog by email, as you will see this post twice. Sorry for the annoyance! There is a bug that WordPress is trying to fix currently (I was chatting with them today), that has to… Continue Reading “A Tofino Oasis (Revisited)”

Schooner’s Cove… Where Time And Tide Wait For No Man

Schooner’s Cove, 15km south of Tofino, is one of my favourite places to visit at low tide… in fact, low tide is the only time you can truly explore it as it’s cut off from beach access points and hike-in trails at high tide,… Continue Reading “Schooner’s Cove… Where Time And Tide Wait For No Man”

Chesterman Beach Playground

Chesterman Beach is a long expanse of sand on Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada, that lies between the rocky headland that is home to Tofino’s prestigious Wickaninnish Inn at its northernmost end, and the band of sand that lies underwater at… Continue Reading “Chesterman Beach Playground”