Here is a little Tofino postcard. This moody photo isn’t indicative of the weather on our trip; we had glorious fall sunshine and it only got misty on our last day. Nickolai had extra long sessions in his thin wetsuit, but I am not as attuned to the cold and retreated early to Karen Brodie’s hut tub every day with gratitude — best way to warm up! We hiked out to Frank’s Island on low tide to see the handiwork of a local carpenter who has built a stunning roundhouse overlooking Chesterman’s beach. We also managed to squeeze in some lovely beach walks, eat delicious fish tacos, make inspiring new friends and all-in-all have a wonderful time. My brother and his girlfriend even showed up for a cameo appearance. We are always grateful for our Vancouver island surf forays. This trip was a two part mission; I also delivered a painting and a box of custom trucker hats to Karen Brodie, owner of the Sacred Stone Spa.