Overnight to Tofino

Tofino proved to be a beautiful area that will definitely go onto our list of places to which we want to return. It is more remote than our own Olympic coast in terms of getting there, but the beaches, islands, and shoreline are more accessible once you’re there. The scenery is overwhelming.

Our first stop was Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. A trail loops through the forest, crossing a bridge over the upper falls and descending to another bridge over the lower falls.

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Our next stop was Cathedral Grove. Although a 1997 wind storm downed many trees this 800 year old rain forest still impresses. Someone has placed carved masks on some trees that give these venerable giants personalities. Don’t miss this if you are on your way to Tofino.

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Finally we arrived at Tin Wis Resort, a Best Western operated by the local First Nations people. It sits on MacKenzie Beach, a beautiful crescent just south of Tofino. Islands protect the bay. Tin Wis means calm waters and they certainly are.

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Yesterday we returned to Victoria. This morning the sun is shining and it will be warm enough for painting in Beacon Hill Park.

Later

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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One Response to Overnight to Tofino

  1. gwpj says:

    Beautiful, Paul

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