Saturday, July 4, 2015

West Coast Woman

Yesterday, my friends, my cousin Sandi came through from our home town of Kelowna to take me to the beach for the day. It was wonderful beyond all expectation. We hit the village of Tofino first, Common Loaf Bakery first on the list, for cinnamon buns, and some loaves of peasant bread to bring home. I was enchanted by the twittering of baby birds, who lived in this little house on the front of the bake shop, right by the outdoor tables.  

Mama bird kept flitting away to find food, 
and zipping back 
to poke it into hungry baby mouths. 

A mother's work is never done, even in birdland.

Cousin Sandi in front of the famous 
Roy Vickers Gallery

We took a peek at the Botanical Gardens, 
which are beautiful. 

Some fellow beach walkers

Chesterman's Beach

Wild Woman at the shore

The beautiful Wickanninish Beach
whose waves forever sing 
their song in my heart

Sandi listening to the song of the sea

Sigh. How long I have missed these waves. Next we went to Ucluelet, Tofino's sister village at the other end of the peninsula, and discovered the Black Rock resort, where we had the most excellent late lunch - and view - ever!

Cousins, a day for the memory book! 


  1. I could get lost in that beauty. What a wonderful gift this day was.

  2. I L.O.V.E. your picture in the wolf shirt. I had to zoom in a lot, but I did see your face! And of course, the beach is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful! What a wonderful day to spend with your cousin.

  4. Oh, Sherry, I'm so happy for you. I know you don't get home to your beach often enough, so this was a double gift — a visit with your cousin, and a visit with the Wickanninish waves.
    Luv, K

  5. Lovely pictures, Sherry! You have put in consecutive pictures of the sea, like the incessant roll and the breakers foaming over. Your happiness shines through :)

  6. Such an adorable birdhouse this is Sherry :D it must have been a delightful trip! I m glad you had a good time.. loved the poem :D

    Lots of love,

  7. Awesome! So happy for you Sherry and a special thanks to Sandi (an appropriate name for where you went :D ) for taking you. You're looking good with that cane!

  8. What a truly glorious day this was, Sherry! I am so happy for you.

  9. The area looks beautiful, Sherry. I love the scenery and the quietness. I can see why you would like it and am glad you had such a great day.

  10. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and still i haven't said enough...

  11. Oh, so glad you had a special day. I hope you feel revived. Love the pictures!

  12. Wow! Lovely pictures, reflecting the beauty of nature! Travelling relives stress and widens your thoughts! Wishing you many such vacations, embracing the nature! :)


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