Beaches #1, 2015
The very first time I went to Long Beach in Tofino was when I was about 7 years old, back in 1967. It is hands down one of my favourite places in the world. When I was in my late teens I had a friend with a Fiat spyder convertible and thru the summer we would frequently drive out to Long Beach after work in the evening, stereo blasting Supertramp albums, knees covered up with a cozy blanket, top down, the stars so beautiful in the absolute darkness as we drove the dirt logging roads to the west coast. After a few more visits thru my university years, it would be quite a few years before I returned to the Tofino area. For the last 6 years I have been fortunate to visit every year. People say to me, hopefully the weather is good, but truthfully, there is no such thing as bad weather. Because whether it’s a brilliantly blue sky day, or a misty, stormy, grey sky day, it is a stunningly, hauntingly beautiful place.