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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Let’s Go For A Walk in the Woods Today

A collection of a few of my favourite pics taken while walking in the woods…

Rainforest Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island
Rainforest Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island
Maui Garden of Eden walk on the road to Hana
Maui Garden of Eden walk on the road to Hana
Great Bear Rainforest walk
Great Bear Rainforest walk
Cypress Hills
Cypress Hills
Algonquin Park sunset in Ontario
Algonquin Park sunset in Ontario

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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Vancouver Island Pics

Since the weather here in Saskatchewan has been more like that of the weather on Vancouver Island, I’ve been going through my pics from trips to Vancouver Island in 2009 and 2011.  It will make me a happy girl to continue to go there every two years or so. It’s a beautiful place.

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