We are about to take flight from our Boundary Region home base on August 6 and returning 15th of August. Crow's Nest is working on building its stock library and hoping to compose new artwork of the Westcoast's stunning landscapes. Below are two images taken on previous pilgrimages.
|South Chesterman Beach 2006|
|North Chesterman Beach Crow, 2006|
The photo of the crow above symbolizes the storytelling imagery. The Crow that appears and caws out to me with its stories of BC's past.
I grew up on the Northshore of Vancouver, BC but I'd consider Vancouver Island's Westcoast a second home. I'm sure many others feel the same way. If you mention Tofino at a party of Vancouver'ites you are bound to hear a few gasps and claims that it is the best place on earth. The organic fragrance, a mixture of salt, cedar, kelp, and moisture. The light quality as the sun dips down into the Pacific surf past Frank Island. Weather changes quickly and morning fog can pull back to reveal cloudless blue skies in hours. Bull whips, beached dog fish, sea urchins with arms outstretched in tide pools. Black rock islands, big and small, piercing through kilometers of fine beach. Sand dollars and other beach treasure await those who explore the tide lines. Boardwalks winding through old growth rainforests. Crows, cougars, eagles, seals, and even salmon shark!
The westcoast is home to a story for me and it is a slow unraveling. I've had an interest in BC history all my life and my bookshelves are full of books that I pull down in reference as I travel around the province. In the last few years since I've moved to the Boundary region its been the focus and the 100+ year old log houses on our property are still shrouded in mystery. Still always on my mind is 1941/42 in Tofino area and one day I'll write down the story that swirls around my head like a can of alphabet soup. Each day, each new piece of information, each character that reveals a little more of itself to me the letters move into words and the story unfolds. I have contacts lined up to talk to in Tofino and photographs to capture.
Crow's Nest will be away August 6-15 and not available by phone. We will attempt to check in on email but won't have access to it on a regular basis. Please feel free to leave a message with contact info and best time of day to return the call on the 15th.
Crow's Nest Photography