From Tofino you can catch a boat to west coast communities like Ahousat and Hot Springs Cove.
A road leads to the neighboring town of Ucluelet. All other towns on the west coast are only accessible via the east coast.
Tofino Airport can be used by private and commercial airlines. Seaplanes land on the inlet in town.
Vancouver Island, west coast.
J’ai longtemps rêvé de cet endroit. Comme un long bras qui vient embrasser les îles du Sud Ouest de L’Alaska.
Les anciennes forêts humides qui bordent la côte et cette atmosphère si particulière… Un condensé de toutes les merveilles que le Canada peut offrir.
Au levé du jour la brume s’enflamme de toute part. Les quelques surfeurs assistent au spectacle depuis leurs planches.
Le silence est entrecoupé par les cris d’oiseaux du pacifique. Deux semaines plus tôt les orques étaient là. Je me prends à espérer une nouvelle rencontre.
J’aimerais que vous puissiez vous imaginer toute l’émotion que j’ai ressentis ici. Dans ces moments là je revois tous les efforts entrepris, les doutes, les échecs, la patiente et le travail qu’il a fallut pour que j’obtienne ce genre d’opportunité.
Il est d’ailleurs bientôt temps de reprendre la route pour une nouvelle aventure...
At Tofino Brewing you can get a 4-pack of these very cool 650 ml bottles. I love the artwork! The beer is also amazing. If you haven't tried the Kelp Stout you should. It has a rich silky texture and a salted dark-chocolate flavour given off by the dark heavy malts. Part of the salty flavour comes from the kelp. Each batch contains ten pounds of dried kelp straight from Bamfield.
Have you ever tried a beergarita? If you haven't and you're in Tofino, you must try this. Tofino Brewing Company makes it with tequila, lime juice, and the Tofinio lager. I’m a fan! It’s refreshingly tart and lightly carbonated.
Check out my blog post about this fantastic brewery at https://explorenicheplaces.ca/tofino-brewing-co/
What are vaping-associated illnesses and why are doctors concerned?
Patients have gone to hospital with cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and vomiting.
At first, the medical community thought the pneumonia was caused by legionella or another microbe. But these tests all came back negative. "It was only later that people appreciated that this was actually a chemical insult to the lungs that was creating this illness," said Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health in Victoria.
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or loved ones, please seek medical attention.
To read the full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/e-cigarette-vaping-illness-explainer-1.5280386
When I'm on the road, I'll work anywhere with wifi👩💻and food🌮!
Which can sometimes also include a lot of noise!! With my whirlwind of a brain 🐿️, I need all the help I can get to focus. So I grab my noise canceling @taotronics headphones to get me in the zone without worry of wires or constantly recharging them.
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A newborn sea otter pup needs constant attention and will stay with its mother for six months until it develops survival skills. ⠀
Also, a pup’s fur is so dense that it can’t dive underwater until it gets its adult fur. When the mom needs to dive underwater to forage for food, she will leave the floating pup tied to bull kelp to keep the pup from drifting away.⠀
It's very common to see a few sea otters on a tour with us! (This photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an ethical viewing distance)
All balanced out and ready to explore more and fly less.
This year was a lot of traveling by airplane zig-zagging back and fourth from coast to coast and it felt a little... inefficient.
Next year we intend to travel smarter and less frequently. Setting the intention to move from one side of the coast to the other at a more controlled pace will hopefully keep us in the van home more and off of the many short flights from one side to the other.