Posts Tagged ‘Forest’

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 Meandering River

Posted: 29th October 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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There is no better way to whittle away some time than to visit and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Vancouver Island in BC.  Trees seem to reach for the skies, the rivers run fast and hard, and the rugged landscapes that the west coast of Canada is famous for are found here. In […]

Today’s story is one that has taken us well over 3 years to bring to you, one that has had a profound effect on the way we see the world around us, and in a larger context one that has made us appreciate our rich heritage here on Vancouver Island that much more.  This is […]

Reaching For The Heavens

Posted: 31st January 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Most folks who think of Vancouver Island think of our beautiful beaches and shores.  You’re never far from the Pacific Ocean here wherever you may be on the island.  Even so, this is hardly the sole feature of the island.  With an adventurous spirit you can also find some of the most incredible forests with […]

What a wonderful year we’ve had here at The Hollow!  It’s hard to believe how fast the time has flown past, and that the holidays are upon us now.  At this time of year we like to reflect on family and friends and all the great adventures we’ve shared over the past year. We are […]

We’ve all seen it before, the cartoon of the hero as he is chased by a mad villain across the countryside.  Quickly making left turns, then right turns, trying to evade the bad guy in hot pursuit.  All of a sudden there it is…  that sign.  That dastardly sign.  The one that reads “Bridge Out […]

Some experiences leave an indelible mark, one that you carry with you through the years.  We’re heading back to George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods in our running photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” where we found a treasure-trove of pieces of interpretive art on display deep in the forests of Vancouver Island. Many of the pieces […]

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and when we were asked recently to join in on the Parksville Qualicum Beach QR Code Road Rally 2013 we literally hopped at the chance.  Those who follow us regularly know well of our deep love and affinity for Vancouver Island, and we look for any excuse to […]

I remember as if it were yesterday. We were all sitting in a circle on the floor at the teacher’s feet as she opened the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. As she started the words “it was a dark and stormy night”, I felt chills run down my spine and from that […]

High Above Heaven

Posted: 4th February 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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A day so thick with fog you can’t see to the bottom of your property.  A day so thick with fog you feel as if you’re the last remaining living being on the entire planet.  A sense of solitude, a sense of absolute stillness…  a creepy sense that only seems to pass by finding others […]