Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Of Trees and Shadows

Continuing on the Pacific Rim Trail on our mini
trip to Ucluelet, the gloomy start of a new morning
was marked with some wave and cloud action, the
sun that finally peeked through the clouds afterwards
beckoned us to head further down the path. Venture
down the trail we did, deeper and deeper into the forest
until there was less, and less of the bright blue sky.

Surrounded by the mature evergreen growth, enclosed
in its protective shroud, the sounds of the ocean
waves a distant sigh. On the gravel walkway, a shadow
of curved branches, its arch an elegant shape.

The slight sea breeze gestured our glance upwards,
an old tree with weathered trunks, its arms reached out
to the sun high above, its leaves soaking up the rays.

A moss caught between the low lying branches,
a very soft green, one of my favorite colors.

Pausing at a bend around the corner, where the
light was at its lowest point, the silhouette made a
clear statement against the pale background, even
the tiniest details were captured, good job camera!

It was time to head back, there were plans to explore
other areas that day, a last shot of the wavy outlook...

... and another of the glistening water. Where will
we head to next? Stay tuned to find out as we
continue on this mini journey in Ucluelet!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On the Pacific Rim Trail

Another post to carry on with the series on our
mini trip to Ucluelet, onwards we hiked on the
Pacific Rim Trail, it was not long before there
were signs of the anticipated sun rays, this time
shining brighter and remaining longer than ever
before. There was also hope to see the blue sky
and there it was hiding beneath all the cloud
action that was moving about and transforming
in perpertuity. I love the gorgeous formations, the
puffy masses shifted themselves as the wind blew
this way and that, I could watch them for hours.

Signs of windswept trees thriving over
the hills, evidence the breeze from the sea
was quite furious during stormy times.

The distant trees atop the island, a
familiar sight from our hotel room.

White bodies of water crashing themselves onto
the dark jagged rocks, one after another, their motion
mesmerizing, we stayed a while to contemplate...

... and continued our view of the big wide ocean
just a few steps away, glancing through the
rugged branches of the evergreen trees...

... looking up at one point at that electric blue,
feeling the warm beams of the day on our face.

The call of the sea kept us enchanted that
day, so we strolled on... the mini adventure
to be continued this Wednesday!