AUGUST 2002 – View across Clayoqout Sound from the back seat of a DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane operated by Tofino Air on Vancouver Island, Canada. © Petra Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
I remember the time in British Columbia in 2002 as one of the best periods in my life. I had a decent career going on and could afford to explore places like Canada, the United States, or South Africa. And from our trip to Vancouver Island, I remember Tofino to be the highlight. Back then I wrote on (my old site) zanzig.com:
“Dreams? Well, if I could, I would immediately go to British Columbia, acquire a nice B&B with access to the Pacific Ocean or to a lake. Then I would bring in guests with my own floatplane. Unfortunately, this will remain a dream for some time.”Mark Zanzig, 2003
Over the years, it did not get easier to follow this dream, and so it has never materialized.
Yet I remember Tofino as a perfect place for living. A small, peaceful, and friendly community that is far away from the noise of the big city, situated within an awesome landscape (and seascape) – and just an hour or so away from Vancouver that offers all amenities. My dream.
Petra took this image from the back seat of a DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane by Tofino Air who offer scheduled flights from Tofino to Vancouver downtown and several other destinations, as well as charter tours and scenic flights.
The high resolution image
|Location||Tofino, British Columbia, Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2222 x 3333 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|