Beachcombing is different every time we go out. The beaches are always a different length depending on what stage the tide is at, the wave heights vary and the light changes the colour of the Pacific and alters the shadows cast by shells and seaweed. Dogs of all shapes and sizes run on the beach, play in the waves or dig in the sand. Dixie loves her long beachwalks and her favourite; retrieving sticks from the surf.
blow, roll and dive. One rocky island way out in the ocean was covered in more beige and pink-toned stellar sea lions basking in the sun, a real treat to see. The highlight was viewing a "raft" of about 30 sea otters. The group split up when they saw us, the shy ones swam off a ways and the curious lay on their backs and stretched up their heads to check us out. We also saw some bald eagles and an eagle's nest as we neared the harbour after our three hour adventure. Stopped at the Tofino Brewing Company to pick up some celebration libation. They only sell their beer in big jugs called growlers. So we have been drinking beer non-stop.