One of the highlights of our stay on Vancouver Island was revisiting Tofino, the gateway town to Pacific Rim National Park. How things had changed. The small fishing village is now surfing, whale watching, fishing etc. Central. We had a nice clam soup dinner there but otherwise located ourself out of town at a nice lodge with an added attraction.
The lodge was on the main highway, not too far from the Park and its west ward facing beaches. Looking out the back window of our room, facing east, we saw an almost tropical sight.
Then a boadwalk path was discovered and so we followed it.
Ducks and geese and seagulls abounded with hills across the bay and mountains in the distrance. Away from the maddening crowd. Now that's my idea of a vacation spot!
Hubby and I are like you two--we love out of the way spots where we feel we have the place to ourselves. Sure, we do go see the tourist spots, but seldom have as nice of a time.ReplyDelete
A revisit can be fun it looks. I stayed in a little fishing village, but can't recall the name. I will have to look it up.ReplyDelete
The smokestack and silo area is just west of Des Moines. I have just moved west of there 15 minutes.
I'm with you---I like to ditch the crowds and the touristy stuff for the "hidden treasures." Seems like it is getting harder to do that these days.ReplyDelete
very nice vcation to Vancouver Island! Safe journey home.ReplyDelete
aaaah. I'm relaxing just looking at the pictures. It's never quite the same as the first time is it?ReplyDelete
Love that path to the quiet cove. Relaxing and pretty. Glad you are planning to enjoy the ride home with a visit to Yellowstone. Looking forward to your account.ReplyDelete
Too many people makes it not a vacation. I like that spot that you visited. The whole island would be great to see.ReplyDelete
Beautiful scenery. And yes, all things change, but this is still a wonderful place. :-)ReplyDelete
I enjoy the quiet spots as well. When we visited Montana we tried to do our hiking in the early mornings, just for the reasons you mention....to many folks out and you can not see any wildlife. We were lucky to see lots of fun critters.
Have a great week!
I like quiet places for vacation, too. Nice shots!ReplyDelete
There's still much solitude on the west coast of Van Is. I was there on a nasty day and there were two surfers and us.ReplyDelete
Looks like you found a great spot to stay. We also had palm trees at our motel in town.ReplyDelete
Great place for a vacation. It is nice to see green and blue during the hard days of winter.ReplyDelete
I'm not much for crowds either, but looks like the two of you managed to find a great place to escape them.ReplyDelete
I could do with visiting a place like that right now. Like you I can do without crowds.ReplyDelete
I loved Tofino! We went whale watching!ReplyDelete
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!
I would like to watch the whales too! Maybe someday:)ReplyDelete
I have not been to Yellowstone but I hear from friends that it is like Disneyland? Did you get that impression when you two visited it?? Like your rendition of Grant Wood's painting on your sidebar!-- barbaraReplyDelete
You lucked out finding that lodge with its beautiful surroundings. Oh to live in such a peaceful and idyllic place....ReplyDelete
Nice post, TB, and the last one too, the forest primeval. You've accumulated a lot of nice experiences like this in your life of discovery and contemplation. I expect it almost makes up for not becoming a pro wrestler.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, though, about peace and quiet. It says you have 19 comments and this will make 20. When I want peace and quiet I hang out at my blog.
Got to agree, "Away from the maddening crowd" makes for a great vacation spot! Enjoyed these photos!ReplyDelete