Flight Across Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, B.C.

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

Capture Date11-AUG-2002
LocationTofino, British Columbia, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2222 x 3333 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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