The Place I Call Home

I moved to British Columbia 22 years ago. I call the mountains, the forests and the great pacific ocean home. These are some photos I’ve taken on my journeys.

Farewell To Winter

Today I’m getting ready for Spring, cleaning the garden, organizing the pantry and planning Summer roadtrips!

A Rainy Day Indoors, Blackberry Pancakes & Ghost Stories From Vancouver Island.

“All was silent as before, all silent save the dripping rain.” Special Weather Statement Issued at 11:01 Friday 21 August 2020 Heavy downpours are likely today over the south coast. An upper disturbance embedded in a southwest flow of moist, unstable air will move across the south coast today. Consequently, widespread showers and isolated embedded…

A Pilgrimage To Meares Island – Visiting The Hanging Garden

   “We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” The first time I heard of Meares Island was in 2009 while watching Northern Wilderness hosted by Ray Mears (no relation).  During the episode Ray joined Gisele Martin, a young   Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman…

My British Columbia Bucket List – The Places I Want to Visit

“The combination of high winds, frequent fog and tidal surges makes this coast a particularly lethal one. When boats or planes or people go missing here, they are usually gone for good”- John Vaillant from The Golden Spruce   British Columbia.  Vast sprawling land.  Mountains, islands and seemingly never ending forests. The northern tip of…

Tofino, British Columbia – A Photo Essay

We celebrated our 3 year Anniversary last week by heading out to the wilderness coastal town of Tofino.  Tofino is about 5-6 hours from Vancouver.  The ferry left the dock at Horseshoe bay at 10:30am Thursday morning. The sun was shining but it was quite windy and chilly.  We arrived at the city of Nanaimo…