So Far So Good

Tiny+crabTurning over rocks to find baby crabs.

Playing with the baby Holsteins at D Dutchman Dairy (after vanilla and English toffee in a waffle cone).

Checking out the barnacles, starfish and sea anemones at Chesterman beach.

Grilled extra-old white cheddar on teeny baguette rounds, topped with melting slivers of perfectly ripe avocado.

Hummus, baguettes and those grainy cookies from Beaches Grocery.


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20 comments on “So Far So Good

  1. Evelyn
    July 14, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The D Dutchman – what a great place to stop along the way. Their ice cream is delicious and so are their cheeses.

  2. Carolyn
    July 14, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Looks like paradise. Glad you’re having a great time.

  3. Barb
    July 14, 2009 at 8:22 am

    WooHoo! You made it there! Let the fun begin. 🙂

  4. Colleen
    July 14, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Julie, where is that you’re walking amonsgt the barnacles and starfish? Is it accessible by the public? We’ll be in Tofino in August and my family would love to check it out!

  5. JulieVR
    July 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Yes, it’s right at Chesterman beach! The tide was very low though – you have to make sure the tide is out, and not close to coming back in!

  6. Jill
    July 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    One of life’s greatest pleasures: picking up tiny crabs that you find under rocks at the Coast. I still think so even though I am (officially, anyway) grown up.
    Keep having an awesome trip Julie!
    Also, great article in FFWD- yay for urban gardening!

  7. MenuManiac
    July 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    You probably already know this…but you must head to SOBO ( the world’s most killer fish tacos. I believe it’s in the botanical gardens. Enjoy Tofino. If you head to Vancouver Island, try to make it to Fairburn Farm for lunch.

  8. Cory Lievers
    July 14, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Oh man, D Dutchman Dairy rocks. We used to stop there all the time when my grandparents lived in BC when I was younger. The *cheesecake ones rocked. 🙂

  9. Erica B.
    July 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    MenuManiac: Julie’s blog was where I was first introduced to SoBo and their fish tacos(this time last year I think)

  10. dancing kitchen
    July 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    fun you!!

  11. Carol SB
    July 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    You are exactly where you need to be. I’m so glad to see that! Getting pushed off your centre of gravity by the world is not fun. I can see how just BEING there will give you back that equilibrium.

  12. sue.d
    July 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    It all looks divine! Wish I was there…

  13. Elaine
    July 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful photos–the first is my favorite. So happy for you and the family; enjoy your vacation!

  14. Cheryl Arkison
    July 15, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Ooh, that looks like a fantastic time.
    I remember walking there on Chesterman Beach – many, many years ago.
    Keep enjoying your trip.

  15. Vivian
    July 15, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Reading of your “gastro-high” at the legendary SoBo and going back to the post referenced by Erica B, I am so lusting after a bowl of that beautiful Smoked Wild Fish Chowder you’ve commented on previously! Have you managed to wheedle the recipe out of the lovely Lisa for those of us who don’t have a hope in Hades of making the long trek to Tofino anytime soon? Any sign of that SoBo cookbook we’d all devour?

  16. Katharine
    July 15, 2009 at 9:02 am

    So amazing. I would love it there! Glad you’re having a great time!

  17. pauline
    July 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Tofino is a little bit of heaven. Just what you needed. Love the pics.

  18. Jen C
    July 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I agree with Carol, you are where you are supposed to be. Enjoy!

  19. Charmian Christie
    July 16, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Love Tofino. You’ve got some great shots. Looks like a blast! I’d be jealous but you deserve this vacation.

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