Ocean Village

I was going through my photo library and realized 2011 was a good travel year – Maui in March, Tofino, BC in June, and camping at Emma Lake, SK in August.  It’s not likely that sequence will be repeated this year, but I would love to go back to Tofino and Ocean Village Resort at some point.  It’s not one of the expensive, fancy resorts in the area, but it’s comfy, cozy, has some character and it’s right on Mackenzie Beach.

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I work today then I’m on vacation for a little over a week – going to one of my favourite places, Vancouver Island.  This picture was taken near Tofino at Mackenzie Beach a couple of years ago.  That isn’t the destination this time, although I’d love to go back there. I’m really looking forward to seeing a different part of the Island and hopefully having some pics to share when I get home.

near Tofino

My Favourite Places – Mackenzie Beach

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.”
Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

These are pictures from a trip to Mackenzie Beach, near Tofino on Vancouver Island in June 2011. I would love to go back. From your balcony at Ocean Village, it’s a place you can experience the sound of rain, the sound of wind in the trees and the sound of ocean waves on the beach.

The great thing about going to new places is the opportunity to discover new favourite places to go back to…but… if you keep wanting to go back to your favourite places, how do you discover new places?! 🙂

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