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Storm Season, Cygnet Cove, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada

Storm Season

I’ve got some time off. A lot of time, actually. I’ll spend most of it working on some projects and skiing. But today I drove and ferried out to Vancouver Island’s west coast, where it’s storm season. Big weather and big waves crashing down on rocky shores and wide sandy beaches that go on as far as the eyes can see through all that sea mist. Been out this way a few times before, but never while the Pacific was particularly angry. So, knocking something off the bucket list.

It was dismal grey and a little rainy when I left home, bound for the ferry terminal. A promising start.

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Above the Sun

Above the sun

We were pushing hard to make Natural Bridge before nightfall, and would have made it. At the wide, flat bottom of the valley, with this mighty precipice I stand at the top of now ahead of us, I knew we had time. Even pulling 35′ of trailer with an engine prone to overheating at altitude, there was plenty of time to make the mileage. I just needed to be steady with the climb. A few short stops along the way, letting the engine idle back to cool.