Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A perfect Canadian Thanksgiving

DH was away on business this past weekend, so I joined friends for a trip to Tofino for Thanksgiving. The weather was gorgeous, sunny, and warm, which is an amazing treat in the Pacific Northwest at this time of year, and we enjoyed long walks on the beach in between lavish meals, including a grand Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

From the ferry, approaching Nanaimo:

Saturday's sunset on Cox Bay Beach:


An anemone (say that ten times fast) at Mackenzie Beach on Sunday:

We also sighted a few bald eagles at Mackenzie Beach, including this one:

The eagle might not look like much in the original photo, but after zooming in and cropping, it turns out that there's actually an incredible amount of detail recorded by the camera:

A treasure in the sand on Long Beach, Monday morning:

The view at Long Beach:


  1. That looks beautiful! I love Mackenzie Beach - it's been way too long since I've been out there.

  2. It was a stunningly beautiful weekend, and we were so fortunate to enjoy those final days of sun in such gorgeous surroundings. Now that the stormy weather has hit, I'm particularly grateful for such a special weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, indeed!