20 Dec Life in Tofino: Let the photos be the thousand words.
I gotta admit moving has been both amazing and more emotionally taxing than I had expected. At times I question everything. And then I open my eyes and look around me. Tofino has been perfect, is perfect in fact. Any questioning or challenge that I’ve been facing comes from within and I am still figuring all that out.
But in the process, join me in admiring the environment I currently call home…
Tonquin is at the end of town and I think a lot of people skip it. It’s one of my favourite beaches. If you come visit, don’t miss it. Enjoy the views from the bridge on the trail.
I was looking for a spot to admire the scenery and turned off the side of the road into a lot for sale. I walked through the flooded land to take a moment on this log, decades wiser than I. For a moment things stood still and I just enjoyed it while it lasted. Wish you had been there next to me.
On our way to Port Alberni for Bali’s grooming appointment, I decided to risk being late in order to admire the sun rising over Long Beach. It was absolutely un real. Frost on the beach wood. Calm in the air. A masterpiece in the sky. The photo at the top of the page is from that morning. As are the two below. One of the most beautiful mornings I’ve seen here yet. It’s always worth being late if it means you get to see something like this.
As I admired the beauty that surrounded me, I cried. It’s often in moments where I am present to the beauty that surrounds me where I feel the most vulnerable. I miss my friends and family terribly, wishing they could experience all of this with me. I wondered if experiencing all this was worth not having them around. I don’t know yet. Depends on the day I suppose. But I will say that it is the biggest challenge I seem to face; wanting to stay yet at the same time not wanting to be alone.
So while I wonder, I’m gonna love.