Stormy anniversary in a stormy year

Few days ago San and I celebrated 10th anniversary – back in 2010 we were married in Tofino, on a stormy day, close to Cox Bay beach. It felt appropriate to come back to that area, in a year that feels as stormy as the one ten years ago.

As we expected, the weather was bad. Winters on west coast of Vancouver Island are a chain of storms with few beads of short sunny days in between. And so we went for a hike along the ocean.

storm near Ucluelet, BC

Weather Network predicted about 45 millimeters of rain today. I made as many photographs as I dared to, without trying to kill my camera. Our rain gear was soaking wet.

But this ragged coast is used to harsh weather. So is a wild life.

cormorant
belted kingfisher

Back in our hotel room, we put our clothing to dry, had a quick lunch and sat in front of fire place with a glass of scotch.

Tomorrow we are going to Long Beach. Hope to see some big waves.

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11 Responses to Stormy anniversary in a stormy year

  1. Pamela Sabbia says:

    Wow fabulous pictures!

  2. Pamela Sabbia says:

    Congratulations!

  3. Adele Brand says:

    Congratulations to you and San! And the wildness of the west coast seas comes through in your photos. A place with powerful atmosphere.

    • Darko says:

      Thank you, Adele. In last ten years we have been in Tofino area at least 3 times during winter storm season and only once it was calm and sunny during entire our stay. So I would say that was a big anomaly. I just hope it won’t be so rainy today. It’s hard to make a decent photo through the sheets of rain πŸ™‚

  4. volkuro says:

    Happy anniversary to you two!

  5. edward1793 says:

    Can’t believe I missed this one. Though I do remember talking with you about your anniversary via email.

    Great shots! Looks like the wind kicking up to some substantial kts too.

    • Darko says:

      Ed, thanks a lot. We had our little getaway despite Covid – but we were not mingling with other people, kept it to ourselves.
      Yes the storm was already picking up when we arrived and the next two days it was pummeling the west coast of the island – and then it just cleared like nothing has happened. It was a good 3 days out of a city πŸ™‚

  6. edward1793 says:

    Can’t believe I missed this one. Though I do remember talking with you about your anniversary via email.

    Great shots! Looks like the wind kicking up to some substantial kts too!

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