Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Walk in the Forest

Tonquin Beach

A bench to honour a friend
in the spirit world

Menina's pond

An example of culturally modified trees.
The Nuu chah nulth use the bark
in their cedar weaving and basket work.

"Listen carefully with your whole being 
to the ones who are now quietly speaking....
observe the plants, animals, forest, 
ocean, sky and heavens - 
that reality which is the source of life."

There is a system of interconnecting trails winding
through the forest and down to the beach. 
The village of Tofino and 
the Nuu chah nulth people
joined together to expand the trail system.

It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon walk, 
with views of water and forest. 
I thought I would share it with you. 
This forest is all second growth. 
In the 1930's, local history has it,  
a man had a 500 acre allotment in this area, 
and he clearcut the whole thing. 
Thankfully, it has grown back,
and there are some big trees 
among the younger ones.


  1. We are so blessed to be here. Thanks for this walk, my bum knee stops me but this cures what ails me for sure!

  2. Culturally modified. Not genetically modified!! LOL. Also, I know part of Tonquin is second growth but I believe the vast majority of it between the beach and Middle Beach is old growth.

  3. I just walked today in our riverwood forest and i love the smell of trees and seeing the small tiny growth of wildflowers. Thanks for sharing Sherry~

  4. A beautiful post, Sherry ~ sigh ~ Wonderful pictures that carry me back to that otherworldly place. Thank you for this!

  5. Oh my freaking god, of course i meant culturally modified. Do you SEE how exhausted i am? Gah!

  6. Thank you for sharing this walk, the trees are so beautiful...Loved seeing it. And even though the photos are beautiful, I know it is hard to capture it really.

  7. Perhaps your post is like Chinese poetry, and you have captured the emptiness of it, and maybe the viewer has to fill in that emptiness? And like Chinese poetry, the emptiness is always there, always in a good way?

  8. A beautiful journey in pictures Sherry! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  9. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon walk, with views of water and forest.

    It is such a privilege for nature lovers that others are missing out!



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