A few weekends ago I went on a two night trip to Tofino. It’s a great little ocean town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. My goal in the future when off call from work and off work in general is to try to take as many “little” trips as I can to get away SOLO. I find these trips to be helpful for the soul and exploring places near and far from my own home actually quite adventurous and rewarding.
When I arrived in Tofino is was a beautiful day but you could tell by looking out into the Pacific a storm was brewing. This place is not only known for it’s surfing but also WELL known for it’s storm watching.
The system that passed through when I was there wasn’t anything too exciting. No thunder, lightning etc…just pouring rain but gave the beach, the water a much different ambiance to this area. A much different feel then when the sun was out. Continue reading
If anyone has been following my “story” you will know I have recently separated from Cheryl. Just this past week I became the sole owner of my house and needless to say I am overwhelmed with mixed emotions. So, what I do best is get out of town on my F800 to clear my head. On Oct 3rd, yesterday I did just that…headed out early to take the BC Ferry to Vancouver Island with my destination for the day Tofino, BC. Tofino is right smack on the Pacific Ocean. Been here years ago but wanted to return.
Heading out to Vancouver Island in a few hours thanks to having great dog sitters. Lately I have been trying to get away for short trips on my bike. I ride all year but this time of year I particularly love because of the cool crisp mornings and if lucky warm afternoons.
September 28th 2014 (all pics click-able for Hi-Rez) I woke up to a very FOGGY and misty morning.
How my morning started out
My usual early rising…I manage if lucky to get about 4-5 hours a sleep a night. Long story but anyway….I checked the weather out and the weather people did predict the sun would shine eventually. So, what to do? What else, find someone to take care of my dogs and plan on riding a 700 KM day trip. I need to power ride once in awhile, especially when I FEEL the need to go on a LONG trip like I do now. Not possible but let’s make the best of this day and I did.
I know I could see the sun starting to burn off the fog
Sept 21 2014
It was a beautiful morning and I decided to take my friend/colleague Sandi up to the new Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish, BC and play local tourists for the day. Hot September Day we drove not far from Vancouver to get to see this. We are fortunate and I have said this before, to live in such a beautiful area. Surrounded by mountains and sea. Have a peek at what you all could see on the way to Whistler, BC-our home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Great day to get out. Continue reading
Tracking web site click here 2014 X Country Solo Trip
After being caught in another storm, love riding in the Spring I arrived at the Westpoint Motel. A bit of a dump in some regards, like the bathroom was gross, I did not trust the linens that kind of stuff…it did get me out of the rain. I was greeted by a man behind the desk that needs to get a new job!
I spent most of the night texting home about my Beagle Cruizer who was hospitalized for not eating for days, lethargy and just overall not feeling well. I have since found out he has been diagnosed with A-Typical Addison’s Disease at the rip age of 10. Perhaps me leaving, all the change in his life as well has brought on this disease that was probably dormant waiting to rear its head. Continue reading