All kinds of weather and unexpected moments of delight: this is what to expect of this beautiful part of our province. We had fog and lots of it, which is fine with me! It made it’s way peacefully across the beaches and through the trees around our cottage. And we had some sun, which was an unexpected treasure. Perhaps my favourite moment of delight was stumbling into The Carving Shed, just on Chesterman Beach below the Wickaninnish Inn. The former studio and home of the late Henry Nolla, the shed is now occupied by local carvers. The day we were there, we met George Yearsley with whom we visited for some time. His delicate carvings of Eagle feathers as well as his gentle welcoming nature are delightful. Another beautiful place to visit in Tofino is the Eagle Aerie Gallery on Campbell Street. The building is a work of art, and the beautiful work of Roy Henry Vickers grace the walls.

A little fog won't stop the surfers.

A beautiful grey day in Tofino.

Feathers carved from yellow cedar by George Yearsley.

Eagle Feather carving and box by George Yearsley.