Posts Tagged ‘West Coast’

As we made our way up the weathered path we heard twigs crack off in the brush, making us both stop dead in our tracks and look at each other silently.  With such a warm and dry summer, bears and cougars had been reported in the area, often making their way down from the mountains […]

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 […]

The Convocation

Posted: 10th March 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It has been a cold and gloomy winter here on the west coast of Canada.  We have had our fair share of dark grey days with snow and bone-chilling temperatures.  This has left many of us sincerely looking forward to spring and summer this year, with the hopes that the sun makes it’s presence known […]

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 […]

The hands of time relentlessly tick forward, constantly turning the present into the past and creating history.  Sometimes this history is profound, and sometimes it is mundane.  Sometimes it lives in a place that was very remote, meaning it now lives in the minds and memories of only a few.  Jordan River is one such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]