The Wild Pacific

Remembering Tofino, British Columbia.

On a windy, wet and stormy day in November 2011, a year ago today,  we visited Long Beach by Tofino, British Columbia.

The wild Pacific Ocean was at its best during the storm.

The waves were crashing onto the beach.

Along with lots of driftwood there was a huge tree that had washed up on shore.
This is the type of weather the surfers love and there were lots of them in the ocean braving the weather to get that perfect ride.  There were also lots of other people walking the beach and taking in the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean.

These photos look like they were taken in black and white but they weren’t.   It was such and overcast day.  I’ll share some other photos in another post where the colour is evident.

We weren’t one of the surfers but we did take the opportunity to walk in the Pacific Ocean, even if we did have our boots on!

 You can hear the pouring of the rain in this video, taken under the protection of my umbrella.

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14 Responses to The Wild Pacific
  1. Regarding the sound: check out a free site called audio boo. the site is You create an account and then can record sounds there, or just listen to what others have recorded. It is amazing.
    Nancy’s Arts, Crafts @ Favorites recently posted..Reprise of a FootstoolMy Profile

    • Thanks Nancy, I’ll check into that.

    • I actually found out how to do it right on YouTube. I needed a plugin first for my version of the program I use on Mac, then found out I could rotate etc right in YouTube.

  2. Wonderful photos ! I to will check it out ! Have a good day !
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  3. Thank you for showing us these photos again, Linda. It looks like a spectacular place to visit.
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    • I did have them on my Blogger blog but wanted them here too. I added a couple of different ones and learned how to embed a video into the post as well.

  4. These are wonderful photos! I love the ocean even when it’s stormy and the waves are rolling in. I don’t think I’ve walked a beach in my boots before but it looks like a good idea in this case. 🙂
    Pamela Gordon recently posted..winter whiteMy Profile

    • We love the ocean too Pamela, and boots was a first time experience for us. But it was worth it.

  5. There’s something so magnificent about the Pacific Ocean! I love to see the images you posted here of the waves crashing to the shore! My husband trekked the west coast trail several years ago with a group of his friends and it is among his favourite memories! I’d love to go too. Not to do the trek, but to see the beauty firsthand. I’ve been to Vancouver coast, Seattle and down towards Oregon but never to Tofino.

    Thanks for saying hello!
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    • It is a gorgeous place to visit. Hope you get to go one day.

  6. Beautiful scenery, I miss the ocean, and your photos really helped.

    Typical weather for that time of year, lots of rain, and storms.

    We made our own bird suet mix using your directions, the woodpeckers go nuts over it.

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    • Glad the suet recipe was a hit with the birds. I ran out of homemade bird cake in the week and put out a store bought one that I keep for backup. Guess what … those birds hardly touched it. They know I’m a sucker and would make them more.
      We miss the ocean too, hope to go back early next year to meet a new grandbaby.

  7. Looks like a wonderful day!! I love seeing the waves!!
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  8. As a BC resident I have visited the east coast of Vancouver Island on several occasions. It is majestic, and your photos have brought back a few fond memories of my own. Thanks!
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