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Florencia Bay – Pacific Rim National Park

All photos taken on October 11, 2022.

Today, three of us set off to go hiking, while K did a bit of work. We headed for Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Our first stop was at the Nuu-Chah-Nuulth Trail & Florencia Bay parking area for the short hike down to the beach. It was a magical morning, with trees lit by sun shining through the morning mist. At intervals, the trails provided views and access points to this beautiful beach.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

10 thoughts on “Florencia Bay – Pacific Rim National Park

  1. Gorgeous moments captured Allan. The gleaming island. especially from a distance, is like something out of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Arrrh me hearties, etc. Florencia Bay definitely has a more dignified ring to it than Wreck Bay.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. I fear this coast lured many a ship too close and thus earned its title of Wreck Bay. It was a beautiful sight from the safety of land. Not sure what the pirate history is in the area. There is a place on the opposite side of Vancouver Island called Pirates Cove. Have a great day. Allan

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  2. Wow, what a truly magical place, Allan. You can easily spend days exploring every nook and cranny of the bay, its small coves and big rock outcroppings. Were there any surfers in the water that day – the bay, especially Long Beach, is known as one of the best surfing locations. Thanks for sharing and take care 🙂 Aiva xx

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