snow day

I spent this past winter on Vancouver Island, and while most of the time I was thankful that it wasn’t all that cold, I really did miss the snow. Lucky for me, the island got one big snowfall – enough for me to get the day off work. So bought a new disposable camera and a coffee and took the bus up to Goldstream Provincial Park (a pretty decent trek, but definitely worth it). It was one of the best days I had the entire winter, running through the snow with the biggest smile on my face like it was the first time I’d seen the white stuff, and it may as well have been.


I’m so glad I braved the cold and the messy streets, because these are some of my favourite photos I’ve taken since leaving Tofino last August. Probably because I had so much fun taking them.


The snow only lasted a couple of days, but I think I made the most of it.


The song I wanted to include isn’t on YouTube so here’s a Spotify link if you are so inclined.

ALSO! I have put up a few new photos on my Society6 that you can check out here!

Xo, Rachel


Me as a Tour Guide

So I recently moved to Victoria and have been slowly making my way around the city when I have time. This past week, my dad came out to the west coast to visit me (and for work but mostly for me, right?) and that was my chance to really start getting out there.

My dad rented a car for the duration of the time he was out here, and we took full advantage of that, from driving to work in the morning to making the journey back to Tofino, where I spent my summer. It’s a little hard to show someone around when you don’t fully know the place yet yourself, but it was a lot of fun. More often, we went to places I hadn’t even seen yet, but had heard good things about. My dad also brought a camera charger from back home so I can finally use my camera again! Hurray! I know I could have just bought a new charger after losing my last one, but I just hate spending money on stuff like that!!

Here are a few of my favourite photos that I took during the 4 and a half days my dad was in town

Now that I can actually use my camera I’m stoked to start taking pictures again and properly learning photo stuff. Cool.

I think I’m finally rested enough after blogtober to continue blogging again so there’s that!

Xo, Rachel