Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Visul canadian ep.8 O expozitie pe malul Pacificului / Canadian dream ep.8 An Exhibition on the Pacific Shore

On our way from Victoria to Tofino, we saw an exhibition sign somewhere, so we stopped one hour and pampered ourselves on the Pacific shore.

Here, on Vancouver island and the other little islands, a lot of artists made home. Some of them continued to work and, from time to time, they organize little exhibition like this. It was an exhibition with sale, presenting handmade jewels, small wooden sculptures, traditional furniture made of branches, etc.


After we admired everything, we descended on the beach. It was a typical Pacific beach in Canada: little, tucked in a cove, covered with pebbles and full of trunks carried by the ocean’s waters and abandoned on the shore.


The last stop was Port Renfrew, a real wilderness spot! Two big trails for backpackers: Juan de Fuca Trail – 47 km and West Coast Trail – 74 km, two lakes: Fairy Lake and Lizard Lake, a wonderful park called Botanical Beach (very dangerous because of big and strong tidal waves, and also because of black bears and cougars) are some of the favourites for the visitors. Swimming, canoeing, hiking, and fishing are the principal activities there.
Pe drumul de la Victoria la Tofino am vazut un indicator spre o expozitie. Ne-am abatut pentru o ora din drumul nostrum si ne-am rasfatat la soare pe malul Pacificului.
Aici, pe Insula Vancouver si pe micile insule din jur, traiesc artisti plastici, actori si muzicieni, in case de vis.
Multi continua sa lucreze aici si, din cand in cand, organizeaza cate o expozitie. Cea pe care am vazut-o era cu vanzare si prezenta bijuterii facute manual, sculptura mica in lemn, mobila traditionala  facuta din copaci (moda care s-a extins si la noi in ultimii ani).
 morsa
Dupa ce am admirat ce era de vazut, am coborat pe malul oceanului, pe o plaja carcteristica intregii zone: mica, ascunsa intr-un golfulet, acoperita cu pietris si cu o sumedenie de trunchiuri purtate de ape si azvarlite la mal.
 sotul si fiul meu
Ultima oprire in aceasta excursie a fost Port Renfrew, o mica comunitate asezata in salbaticie, un paradis al pescarilor. Aici se afla doua mari drumuri pentru amatorii de mers pe jos (Juan de Fuca Trail - 47 km si West Coast Trail - 74 km), cu rucsacul, dar si doua lacuri, Lacul Zanelor si Lacul Soparlei. Se poate pescui, innota, plimba cu caiakul, etc. Plaja Botanica este foarte frumoasa dar necesita precautii datorita populatiilor de ursi negri si cougari, precum si a valurilor mari si puternice create de fenomenul de flux/reflux.
Port Renfrew

12 comments:

dong ho said...

a bed by the sea on an open air ground. beautiful! but i cant take the heat sleeping there by day. by night i will for sure do.

Randy said...

What a wonderful looking spot. I love the idea of the outdoor bed.

Traveling Hawk said...

It was only an exhibition, dong ho. I would like to see boats and ships passing by...

Traveling Hawk said...

Even if that was an exhibition, Canadians love outdoor activities a lot, Randy!

Ady said...

Buna ziua,

Ma iertati ca va deranjez .Vin cu rugamintea la d-voastra sa scrieti un articol pe blogul d-voastra si sa distribuiti mai departe pe facebook despre mama mea, Gabriela Tudorache care este foarte bolnava . Este diagnosticata cu meningiom , o tumoare cerebrala care i-a afectat vederea si trebuie sa se opereze cat mai repede la o clinica din Germania unde ni se cere 35 000 EUR plus cheltuieli de cazare si transport .

Viata si vederea ei depind de aceasta operatie , iar mie si fratelui meu ne este foarte greu sa o vedem cum indura zilnic cumplitele dureri de cap si ametelile .Timpul nu ne permite sa asteptam si va rugam sa scrieti un articol despre cazul ei . Mai multe detali le gasiti pe http://gabrielatudorache.blogspot.com/. Sau ne puteti contacta la nr de tel. 0724342082. Va rugam , daca sunteti de acord sa ne lasati si un raspuns .
Va multumesc din inima pentru sprijinul acordat.

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joo said...

This place is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Joo!

Rizalenio said...

I can stay on that bed all day. Soo beautiful.I like the artworks too. Can't stop saying WOW seeing all these photos.

Traveling Hawk said...

I thank you for your enthusiasm, Rizalenio!

Traveling Hawk said...

Ady, ti-am preluat mesajul. Sanatate!

Helma said...

Again such a great blog and what an enormous bed there in the rocks! Also I read about cougars and black bears. Brrr .... I see that only army in the zoo.

Greetings, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Helma! I am so glad to be able to go there.