Archive for the ‘North Island Toads’ Category

I really just can’t help it, I find rust to be visually delicious.  It’s got texture, it’s got character, it’s got years of stories hidden under that rich patina, stories that often remain secret and locked away forever.  When researching our trips up to Telegraph Cove at the northern end of Vancouver Island, it was […]

We awoke in Telegraph Cove very early in the morning, anticipating what lay ahead for us.  This day had been in the plans for months on end, and in some ways it felt strange to find ourselves readying for the adventure that was about to unfold.  We knew that we would be moved beyond our […]

The excitement was building as we headed up Knight Inlet in search of Grizzly Bears in an early June morning on the west coast of Canada.  There was a chill in the air, and a thick fog covered the still ocean as our boat made its way up the inlet.  The anticipation of what laid […]

Vancouver Island is a place full of special places.  Go in any direction and in short order you will most certainly find a little piece of Heaven to call your own, if only for a few lucky moments.  But some places are so special, so uniquely beautiful and breathtaking, that you can’t help but leave […]

Romance comes in many shapes and forms.  Sometimes it is a concept, sometimes it’s an emotion.  The one constant is it is always centered around how it makes your heart feel.  Romance can be spurred on by people, and it can be created by places.  In today’s article we are going to take you to […]

Life up here on the north end of Vancouver Island runs at its own pace and under its own terms.  Just a few kilometers off the shores of Port McNeill, a quick ferry ride takes you to a place where life slows down and the epic beauty of the west coast of Canada takes on […]

Time is a relentless master, forever marching forward and never altering it’s pace.  A boat now lies prone on the banks of the shores of Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island, with only it’s memories, memories that are secret to us now but never forgotten for those who stood upon her deck working the seas.  She […]

The trip lasted 3 days, but it left a mark on our very spirits that will follow us the rest of our days.  Vancouver Island is an amazing and very special place on earth, with no end to the discoveries that can be made.  The tallest mountains, the most beautiful oceans, beaches that go on […]

To call this expedition a trip of a lifetime doesn’t really do it justice.  It changed us in our very core, forever.  Being back home in the Cowichan Valley today leaves us yearning to head back up, to see this area of the west coast of Canada in a different season.  We yearn to leave […]

Our incredible weekend of discovery started on day one in the town of Port McNeill.  Situated on north Vancouver Island on the north-east shore on Queen Charlotte Strait, this wonderful community is home to roughly 2,500 folks who love and appreciate the lifestyle of ocean-side living in a remote community.  We traveled close to 1,000 […]