20131218-PANO #2,DECEMBER 18TH,201320131218-PANO,DECEMBER 18TH,2013It finally got sunny today after what seemed like a eternity! I was looking forward to getting out but was worried about the wind picking up & shutting me down!
Sure enough……..that’s exactly what happened! The harbour was kicking up some good sized waves & there was no way in hell I was going out in that stuff! I value my life!
Thus, I was grounded once again but this time with great light that I couldn’t do anything with! I almost hate these sunny days more than overcast rainy weather. It’s like Mother Nature is teasing me!!
I decided to take a few token shots anyways. Maybe tomorrow will be ok to get out? I want to see if the Lions have arrived yet in Cannery bay?


I did get out today & it might be the last time for this week? The forecast for tomorrow & the rest of the week is strong winds! That means I won’t be going out! The wind is my bain!
I went up into Fortune Channel,Gunner Inlet & Grice Bay for bears & didn’t find a single one! Very disappointing to say the least!
To make matters worse,it had been sunny all day & than a large cloud system moved in & snuffed the light!
I was striking out today!

As soon as I got out in the harbour, I saw this floathouse being towed to it’s Summer location. Looked like a moving party was going on!
They moved it to the northern side of Nielsen island.
I have never seen that tug boat before? Must be from else where?

Hidden Floathouse

I was poking about in a spot called “Irvin Cove” & came across this float house. A pretty small one but well built! It was placed in a spot where it was hidden from view but the Government found it last week!
The owner should be aware that a notice from the Gov is on his door! It was issued January 27th of this year. It appears they are cracking down on float houses. Too many problems I suppose?
With the cost of living being what it is,many people cannot find or afford housing in Tofino! These types of living arrangements attract only the hearty souls!
I too would love to have one! I even have a spot picked out.
UPDATE : I have since found out that this is owned by Gord with the “Resolution”.

Strawberry Island Floathouses

The light was very uninspiring today.
It did get sunny,but I knew that they would be short sessions . The Satellite/Radar section on the Weather Network is the bible.
I saw thin cloud with possible sunny clearings forming during the afternoon,but nothing to get too serious about.
I went out to the beach,but once again,uninspiring light.
This is my only post today.
I always like this angle,but because of the trees are growing in from the sides,I had to walk down to the water to shoot this. I prefer to shoot from the top hill. I can see behind the floathouses than , but I don’t think I’ll be able to do that anymore,unless I do some trimming?


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I got up early today and thought I’d head out to capture the New Year Day’s sunrise! It was so poor last night and went out with a whimper that I thought it might come in with a better bang!
It did and I was there, it was a great sunrise!


The light was pretty good all day,but I was working and couldn’t go out when I wanted to.
I had to wait until 3 pm or so and by that time the sun had gone into a cloud bank! I got suckered and the photographic year went out with a whimper!
I missed the good light and the sun got snuffed. Not a good sign for next year!
I only took a few shots tonight and basically did what Frank and Frieda did……….chilled.
Good health to all of you !