|On Florencia Bay, Tofino, driftwood is strewn across the upper beach|
|Florencia Bay, Tofino|
Often giant pieces and whole trees were high on the beach, seemingly beyond the water's reach. When I first started visiting the west coast of Vancouver Island, I marveled at the tumble of drift logs on most beaches.
Huge white-foamy waves cover wilderness beaches and toss old growth drift trees like rubber ducks in a turbulent tub. Logs bob in the surf and are driven up against the beach, eventually coming to rest along the edge of the rain forest.
|Big waves toss big logs over the beach on Ross Bay in Victoria, BC during a recent storm|
Summers on the coast are nice with calm weather and stretches of drought, but to witness the full fury and power of the Pacific, you have to do some winter storm watching.
Watch out for rogue waves.