Surfboards, sand and a parrot

This weekend I was on Tofino time. It is kind of like island time…there is sun, sand, and a lot of surfing. Bedtimes disappear and cocktail hour is always early.

It is as west coast as it gets, next stop Japan…so it’s best to avoid the riptides. It’s throw back to simpler times…cell service is spotty but you really don’t care.  Phones are tucked away and turned off. People are just hanging out, staring at wide open waves and watching the wetsuits rise and ride a wave, even if only for the briefest of  moments.

Strangers tune into each other and talk. Children make fast friends. A stretch of sand as far as the eye can see, captivates young, small, tall and old…and every now and then when you are just chilling out on the beach with the sand and the surfers you might even meet a parrot.  It’s Tofino time..and believe me it is  a magical place.

Is there a place where you can just let your hair down and chill?


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About ithinkinwords

i love common sense and innovation. the trails, mountains and oceans are magic. i run a little, have recently taken up mountain biking and find bliss in yoga. getting outside everyday and moving is a must! sometimes when i am driving i look into the rearview and think how did i get here? -- last time i looked i was 17 and crossing my fingers my VW had enough gas. well it got me here.

3 responses to “Surfboards, sand and a parrot”

  1. Sister says :

    Where did the parrot come from?!?!

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