After an eight year absence I finally made it back out to the west coast of Vancouver Island to the remote village of Tofino. Perched on the edge of Clayoquot Sound, Tofino boasts some of the most incredible coastal scenery in the World. From ancient rain forests to long stretches of open ocean beaches it definitely has something for everyone on land or sea. Just the trip out to the coast is awe inspiring as you make your way from sea level through the snow capped peaks of Vancouver Island with placid lakes and raging rivers interspersed along the narrow, winding mountain roadways.
This is the first time that I have visited Tofino without a kayak or camping gear which was, at first, quite strange. After a long day of driving and a couple of exciting days out photographing in various conditions I came to appreciate the amenities in our small ocean side cabin…especially the warmth & hot water!
After nearly three weeks in Vancouver I have a new appreciation for the serenity of my island home. The city is vibrant and full of life but of a different sort to the island: man made, frenetic & varied in a way that Salt Spring can never be with it’s small population and limited area. I enjoyed exploring a few of the more interesting parts of the city and made the most of my time there by recording some of my experiences through the lens of my camera.