I always think of going on vacation and coming home kind of like a new start. It’s a chance to take a deep breath, see new sights, maybe experience new things, and maybe even come home with a new perspective on something that’s been on your mind. My suitcase is neatly packed the night before a trip, my carry-on carefully arranged with my cameras and extra diabetic supplies (my Lowepro backpack is awesome for that), and then it’s off and away with a hope that nothing will go terribly wrong on the trip (knowing that most trips have something come up that isn’t quite according to plan). Of course, on the way home, my suitcase is packed in five minutes with everything thrown in haphazardly (but just remember to throw in a pair of clean underwear in your carry-on in case your plane is delayed over night – that came in handy once for me…oh and put a scented dryer sheet in your dirty clothes bag – that tip is courtesy of my mom).
Anyway, I have a lot of pictures to go through, but wanted to post one today. This is at China Beach between Sooke and Port Renfrew, with the Olympic Mountains off in the distance. This was my favourite beach of the ones we checked out. Most of the beaches we visited involved walks through beautiful rainforests to access the beach, the walk to this beach was also one of my favourites.