Tofino

Posted By on December 21, 2017


Weekend in Tofino, September 2015. Didn’t plan to surf but ended up with two days of surfing and falling in love with it all! Surfed the day and into early evening. Started raining, but there were people still about to start surfing. I was so happy that Henry could roam around the beach along with other doggies. Chatted with a fatherly man who Henry began to fancy… He had his eyes locked onto his daughter surfing far ahead in the ocean, proudly explaining she’s learning really fast and can stand up only after four practices. The love was so sweet to witness! In the water, introductions are fun 🙂 a girl my age and I started chatting, was a little hard to hear because of being pushed by the waves…. She shouted that it’s her first time in the waters again since her injury last year (lifted her knees up high to reveal her enormous scar!) That was funny and awesome of her to get back into the water. What else that happened this magical weekend…. A beautiful wedding was held on the beach, lots of fun and games with my friends and new friends, camping in a van, seeing Tofino businesses like the school, “live to surf” (love that), eating Tacofino (mmm!) and reaching my goal to stand up riding a wave was an added plus 😀 anyways, here are the lyrics to reflect the highlights of Tofino for me that weekend: Riding the waves, sunrise to sunset, rain or shine, the wave say , “hello”. Long long long beach, space for all, boys, girls, and dogs, the young and the old. Dads watching daughters, pick it up fast, a little anxious, but he’s holding back. If you get hurt, take your time to heal, and then come back…. to where they live to surf in Tofino, where they live to surf in Tofino. Time no matter here, time no matter here. Time no matter here, time no matter here. Eyelids rising slowly, in the early hour. Gaze at the sun, nourishing you. Here’s where we met, a while back ago. Now we wed, our vows are staying here. Strangers guiding others, how to read the waves. There’s only so much that can be taught. Feel not think, breathe not calculate, and then the waves will take you… where they live to surf in Tofino. Where they live to surf in Tofino. Time no matter here, time no matter here. Time no matter here, time no matter here (repeat). 🙂
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