Posts Tagged ‘Ocean’

It has been over a year and a half since we visited Glendale Cove on our epic Grizzly Bear viewing adventure, a vacation that my wonderful wife, Mrs. Toad, put together to celebrate my 50th birthday.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and one that we still talk about whenever the chance arises, […]

A Blue Winter Fog

Posted: 17th January 2018 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As we made our way through the backroads of Cowichan Valley here on Vancouver Island, the rains had stopped and the air was still, creating thick layers of fog.  Coming up over the top of a hill we looked down upon the town of Chemainus and saw the entire town and ocean inlet was covered […]

The Boathouse

Posted: 29th September 2017 by Mrs. Toad in Photography
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Once in a very long while, you stumble into someone’s life and instantly become “old friends”.  You know, the type of friend that makes you feel that you can share just about anything.  There is an instant connection, and in minutes you know more about each other than most friends know over decades.  These moments, […]

We have been working hard over the last nine months to obtain our commercial drone license with Transport Canada so we can offer aerial drone photography services to our clients.  This past weekend we received our first official SFOC to fly at Genoa Bay, a tiny marina community that is hidden deep in the Cowichan […]

It sure is shaping up to be an amazing year here at Toad Hollow, with many exciting events scheduled that will feature various aspects of Vancouver Island and Canada 150 Celebrations.  Each year for the past 4 years running, one of our highlights is to join the Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretation Event being held in Esquimalt […]

We’ve talked about the incredible natural beauty that is found at Qualicum Beach many times before, and as fall slowly gives way to winter and the crowds fade the town takes on a personal and intimate feel.  You can stroll the sidewalks and beaches in relative privacy, taking in all the best the area has […]

Fisgard Lighthouse is a special place on the southern end of Vancouver Island, and is a place we like to visit as often as we can during the course of a year.  Its personality changes with the seasons and the weather, and the angles from which you can view it create fresh and distinct compositions.  […]

Stranded Offshore

Posted: 28th October 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The world is a strange place, and it seems to be getting stranger by the day at times.  Things we never would have even considered a decade or two ago are coming true today.  Some of these things feel as if they are scripts for a TV show or a movie, yet when you take […]

We’ve all heard about the Seven Wonders of the World, a list of places and things that are true marvels in every sense of the word.  Sometimes a wonder can actually be right in your own backyard, no matter if it lives on a list somewhere or not.  We have one such wonder of our […]

Ah, the smell of the ocean breezes, the sounds of lapping waves against the shores as gulls cry in the distance…  sights and sounds that bring an instant sense of tranquility and peace to all.  It’s truly hard to beat the feeling you get while visiting the shore and experiencing all the ambience it has […]