The West Coast

We were blessed with an amazing trip to the west coast – Ukee (Ucluelet) this weekend. Two nights in the Elephant Cottage – best part was it was 2 nights for the price of one!!

I hadn’t been over there in April for years… I was so incredibly, pleasantly surprised and moved! It was fairly warm. Quiet. Empty actually, compared to summer. Of course, there is always ample space on these beaches:

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It should come as no surprise that the very westernmost coast of our beautiful country is so majestic. And, yet, every time I step onto these beaches my heart sings a new tune. I think the rugged coastline, fresh sea air, sound of the waves lapping up… they all meet me wherever I happen to be, at whatever point of my life. Penetrating to the core of my being, the essence… where there is nothing extra, no distractions, no tension… just peace. Openness. Stillness. I feel my 3 little ones each had remarkable experiences:

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Whether sunny and slow gusts of wind, or clouded over-drizzling-and blowing, not a one of us ever asked to leave the beach!

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We also really enjoyed a 1km walk in a bog – where 100 yr old trees are so stunted in their growth they remain quite small. Fascinating landscape. In my 400+ photos, these just didn’t make the cut. I couldn’t soak this experience up enough. I felt these spots as so remote, so removed from day to day life… I was transported to another world. Refreshed.

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Of course, I cannot wait to go back!!



2 thoughts on “The West Coast

  1. Beautiful pics, looks like the weather was great! This has me all excited for our trip there leaving tomorrow 🙂 it is amazing how the Coastal energy replenishes the soul.. thanks for sharing.

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