Tagged with beach

Sea creatures and canoes on Galiano Island

As soon as breakfast was finished yesterday, the girls raced off to the beach to climb over the rocks and see what sea creatures had been deposited in the rock pools overnight.  There were fewer hermit crabs but instead there was something much more exciting – lots of tiny jellyfish.  They were tricky to see … Continue reading

Galiano Island and Orcas

Galiano Island and Orcas

We caught the ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano on Sunday afternoon.  Just as the boat was about to leave the dock someone ran down from the top deck to say that there was a pod of orca whales just outside the harbour.  We went up on deck to watch as we sailed slowly past them, … Continue reading

Sand dunes, logs and bogs

We had a slow start this morning – I had work to do and the girls are feeling tired.  It must be all the fresh air – we’re just not used to it anymore!  It is lovely to be spending 10 hours a day outside though, we’ve missed it… Lunch was first on the agenda … Continue reading

Toasting marshmallows on the beach

The sea fog was still with us yesterday evening, so there wasn’t even a sunset to watch.  Instead, my Lovely Husband built a fire on the beach and we toasted marshmallows (and drank some wine – us, not the girls!)

Adventuring on our island

Adventuring on our island

The island opposite cabin 3 at Crystal Cove is magical.  There are a couple of paths up onto it but they are hidden from view and require some careful climbing to get up there.  Once on the island you are in a different world – a but like I imagine Hobbiton to be, all twisty … Continue reading

Tofino-time

Tofino-time

We’ve all hit Tofino-time here.  It’s defined locally as “half the speed, twice the pleasure” and it’s completely right.  Lots of sleep and the only reason the actual time matters is so you know when low and high tide are, as that defines the different adventures you can have. At low tide we can explore … Continue reading

A day on the beach

A day on the beach

Today was cloudy when we woke up but that didn’t stop us exploring!  We headed in to Tofino to find out about whale watching boat trips and other things to do this week.  (We’d visited the tourist information shed just outside town yesterday and I only hope they weren’t paying the people there as we … Continue reading

San Francisco – ice creams and sandcastles

San Francisco – ice creams and sandcastles

Just a quick post with a couple of pictures as I’m supposed to be participating in a teleconference right now…  (It’s 4am here!) Yesterday we went to a massive farmers market in the Ferry Building, right on the Bay front.  The food was fantastic and I just wanted to share a picture of the girls … Continue reading