I’ve been trying to think of which photo would allow me to seamlessly transition from California holiday photos back to British Columbia photos and honestly, I don’t think such a thing exists. It’s just such a stark contrast. One morning, I got in the car in California and I drove north; the next day I found myself back home. Over the span of 36 hours, I went from warm and sunny to cool, cloudy and rainy with snow-capped mountains. But I’m glad to be home, with more mountains to explore. 🏔
Wishing everyone a weekend full of friendship and adventures 💕 🐶 🐶
Ever go somewhere and feel like you fit right in? 🌲
Playing chicken with the tide in Point Reyes. .
I may seem pretty fearless in the outdoors, but one thing that freaks me out is the ocean. I grew up inland and was so afraid of water that I didn’t learn to swim until I was about nine years old. After that, I worked my way up through the various levels to become a lifeguard, so I’m a good swimmer but that doesn’t mean I’m totally comfortable with it! I don’t mess with the tides or currents. On this day, we were out at Point Reyes, walking along the beach as the tide rolled in, and stopped to have lunch. I kept an eye on the tide as we sat on a driftwood log looking out toward the ocean. Pam and I chatted for a while and looked back to where we had been and were surprised to find how quickly the tide had come in and covered these rocks. Somehow it still managed to sneak up on us 🌊 .
My beautiful, amazing cousin @plant.based.pam
and her doggo, Buddy, on a sunny day hike up Hood Mountain. Loved these rocky outcrops along the hills in the Bay Area of California. 😍
Just over the hill from busy Rodeo Beach we found this quiet and inviting little stretch of sand ☀️ Couldn’t resist following this trail!
I have a little cousin who, every time he sees me, says “You look like Merida from Brave!” But this is actually just one of many animated characters I’ve been compared to over the years. Others include: April from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the cowgirl from Toy Story, Ariel from the Little Mermaid and, last but not least, E.T. 😂 At least Merida seems like a good fit... E.T., not so much (I hope).
Sunny days in California with my favourite tour guide and cousin, @plant.based.pam
☀️ Just sunshine and hikes erryday, that’s my kinda family time 👍
Colder, rainier days in Tofino. Don’t worry, they’ll be back! 😉
Spent yesterday in the mountains and would love dearly to be out there again today, but I know what I really need is a rest day. It’s so hard to stay in the city on a beautiful day like this! But even the city is beautiful when the sun is out and the air is warm ☀️
Keeping with my current grey and watery #pnw
theme, here’s a #tbt
to a warmer (but just as grey) day at Brandywine Falls near Whistler.
A couple of helpful Insta-friends suggested I check out Howland Hill Road through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, near Crescent City in California. I’m glad I took that advice! It’s not far off Hwy 101 and a great place to stretch your legs. I arrived after a long day of driving and managed to catch a misty sunset through the trees 😌
Looking out over a rocky beach at Ecola State Park in Oregon.
Tide’s out 🌊 It’s amazing how much closer you feel to the ocean when you’re in a small coastal community versus a big one. When I’ve lived in or visited small communities, you always know when high or low tide will happen. The tide becomes integral to your daily life. In the city, even though the ocean is just as close, it feels deceptively far away. When I moved from Haida Gwaii, I remember missing that awareness and connection to the ocean. That feeling came back during my roadtrip along the coast. ❤️
Walking in the woods with my bff ❤️ Can this just be my life please? Just this, all day, every day.
On grey winter days, just remember: if there was no rain, there would be no rainforest 🌧
Cutest little beach doggo 😍 Captured while she was taking a quick break from scavenging for goodies.