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the west coast of Vancouver Island in the rain

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 My chariot to Nanaimo

Shelter, a wonderful restaurant in Tofino – it’s teeming rain, and I’m presented with Cortez Island mussels in white wine, chunks of garlic and fresh thyme – and frites

Our cosy abode – Chesterman Beach B and B – fabulous

 It rained all yesterday and today. The B and B has a roomful of boots, slickers and rain pants. We walked on the beach.

 Crowded Chesterman Beach

Some people have it good – a house on the beach

 Today’s picnic – fish and chips from the fish truck in Ucluelet – fresh cod in a tempura batter, fresh and light, the best I’ve ever had

The Wild Pacific Trail – a stunning trail along the cliffs outside of Ucluelet

Patsy takes it in

A bald eagle


Long Beach – the usual crowds

 This guy! He was taking his family surfing on this chilly wet day, people who’d never surfed before. “It’s so fun,” he said.

 A First Nations gallery in Tofino

The Little Free Library by the Catholic church in Tofino.

Good times, my friends.



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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