Sunday, January 09, 2011

A Seaside Video: Memories & Longing

I'm having a heck of a tough time adjusting to the back-to-work, post-Christmas, post-sugar buzz routine. The days are dark and dreary here (and cold!) and honestly, all I dream about is escaping. I'm having a serious hankering for an ocean visit. For a while, David and I made regular pilgrimages to the stormy seaside of western Canada but we haven't been there in well over a year.

So I finally booked a flight to see my dear friend M. who lives in nautical bliss (by the ocean), but I have five whole long weeks to wait.

Here is a (silly) video from our last visit to the seaside at Tofino:


Here is a closer look at our carefully coordinated outfits, for you "What I Wore" fanatics...(Janet)
Looking this good takes planning...

It was a very gloomy day but I didn't care. I wasn't at work! And I look good in police-tape yellow.

David has a coordinating outfit and no hands (too cold for hands)

These are the best boots. I wish I could spend my days in rubber boots in Tofino.

Happy dreams...


  1. You two really do look great in yellow! Hope that the weeks are filled with such planned fun (yes, you're going to have to create it for yourselves) that it'll be time for Tofino before you know it. So how cold is it? We've had no snow to speak of and the temps are in the normal range for this time of year.

  2. The video was the best part! Love those clipped vowels. ;> Your banter back and forth is so fun.

  3. Hey, that's the same exact thing I wear on rainy days! It just brightens up a gloomy day.

  4. Terri - You two are so adorable! Sorry, I don't mean to sound infantile, but it's the only word that came to mind. And your jackets and boots look great. I think Janet will love this look--truly, not kidding. It's perfect for seaside. I'm getting tired of the gray here in Boston too and it's only January. Have a great week!

  5. just back from was snowing...raining...but it was nice.
    have a great time.

  6. I'm writing from Parksville - where it's snowy white today. I love your outfit - it's perfect for this wet weather we usually have!

  7. you, my dear, are adorable...

    sending thoughts of warm, sunny days by the sea!


  8. i used to have a rain jacket just like that when we toured the UK and i do love your boots.

  9. Anonymous10:04 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my plogpost today! I got curious and looked around on yours. Came across your Middle Beach Video and walk on the beach. We also stayed at Middle Beach and had a little room a the top with view of that beach. We were thankful for the boots supplied and raingear and walked on the beach below the hotel. It's at least 5 years ago... but the memories came back. Love Tofino.