Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vancouver Island Day Two

Sea Front in Tofino looking East

Some of our group negotiating the driftwood to get to the beach.
 You can see the edge of the low pressure system inching its way into the blue sky on the left of the scene.

Wickaninnish Beach. Our hostess/guide and our driver.
"Wickaninnish" was the name of the old Chief of the Tia-o-qui-aht people of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island...

Requisites for the Perfect Surfing Life-style: Old Van, Surf Board (rear window), Wet suit, and curtains to change by and sleep behind. We saw also many surfers on bicycles carrying their boards....

Tin Wis Beach in the pouring rain on leaving the next morning...
On our second day we were taken the three kilometers to Tofino, and spent the morning strolling the sea-front taking photos. In the afternoon we enjoyed Wickaninnish Beach, which is popular for surf-boarding, and full of scenic driftwood.(More images to be seen with this link). The waves are bigger here, than at our MacKenzie Beach. The low pressure system gradually came in as forecast, the sun disappeared, and by evening it had started drizzling, but with three successive sunny days, and a high of 15 degrees Celsius, no-one was complaining!

3 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Do I understand this correctly, driftwood? Is this coming out of the sea?

Greetings,
Filip

Michael and Hanne said...

Indeed yes Filip. Trees on the coastal edges eventually fall into the sea. Also logs are transported in rafts on the sea and occasionally escape. The tide is also bringingbin debris from the Japanese earthquake and sunami...

H said...

That is some impressive driftwood!! Surfboarders must have to keep their eyes peeled!