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Archive for May, 2014

Vancouver Island – Grice Bay

Grice Bay near Tofino - Vancouver Island

Grice Bay near Tofino – Vancouver Island

Day two of our Vancouver Island adventure found us getting up a 5:00 am to see if we could capture a nice sunrise picture. The sky turned out to be overcast and the wind calm. We saw a sign for Grice Bay and decided to investigate. Our curiosity was rewarded with a mirror smooth bay at low tide with some mist on the mountain. Even though the sun rise was hidden the  morning light was a delight!

I took quite a few shots here and will share more over the coming days.

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Vancouver Island – Cox Beach Sunset

Here are the final pictures of a long first day on Vancouver Island. Sunset on the Rocks at Cox Beach Tofino – Vancouver Island

Sunset On The Rocks - Cox Beach Tofino - Vancouver Island

Sunset On The Rocks – Cox Beach Tofino – Vancouver Island

The surf subsided and a sunset calm took over to provide an end to a perfect day!

Sunset At Cox Beach Tofino - Vancouver Island

Sunset At Cox Beach Tofino – Vancouver Island


Vancouver Island – Sunset Surf

Sunset Surf - Cox Beach Tofino

Sunset Surf – Cox Beach Tofino

After flying from Toronto to Vancouver to Nanaimo and driving several hours across Vancouver Island we arrived in Tofino. We checked into our accommodations and set out to see if we could get a good sunset shot at one of the famous surfing beaches that Tofino is known for. We went to Cox beach and even though the wind was not very strong the surfers were making the best of it. The sunset was through rather overcast skies but I was able to pull out some colour in Lightroom to come up with this shot. I was a very long first day but we were having a blast!


Vancouver Island – Along the Pacific Rim Hwy – 2

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy 2

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy 2

This is another shot taken in the same area as the last post along the Pacific Rim Hwy on Vancouver Island B.C. As the water rushed through this small gorge the sight and sound was mesmerizing.


Vancouver Island – Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

As we continued on along the Pacific Rim Highway on Vancouver Island on our way to Tofino we stopped to take a few shot of the river. There is nothing like the rush of water on a beautiful day with the mountains all around to give you a sense of wonder.


Vancouver Island – Somass River, Port Alberni

This is just outside Port Alberni on the Somass River. This beautiful scene of the river with the mountain in the background caught our eye so we stopped to take a few pictures. Further exploration down by the river revealed the fishing boat and axe. This proved to the first of many stops on our way along the Pacific Rim Highway to Tofino!

Sommas River Port Alberni

Sommas River Port Alberni

Sommas River Port Alberni-2

Sommas River Port Alberni

Sommas River Port Alberni-3

Sommas River Port Alberni


Vancouver Island Trip – Cathedral Grove

 

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I just got back from spending a week with fellow Photographer and friend Rick Schmidt on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We landed in Nanaimo Sunday morning (May 11), picked up our car and headed over to Tofino. On the way we stopped at the Cathedral Grove to check out the giant Douglas Fir trees. These trees are truly magnificent.

I will be posting more from our trip so stay tuned. If you don’t want to miss a post why not sign up for an email notification by clicking the follow button at the bottom of the page or like me on Facebook. The link is below.

“Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park, is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. Here visitors can stroll through a network of trails under the shadow of towering ancient Douglas-fir trees, majestic pillars untouched by the modern world – some more than 800 years old.” reference http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/