Friday, September 18, 2009

Tofino in the News (and In Season)

Tofino is getting a lot of press in the last few days and not for the best of reasons. This, of course, is wildly overstated. And, this? Well, it just makes me cranky. Aside from the fact that this little escapade was irresponsible, juvenile, and expensive, it has the potential to put a lot of people at risk including FH. And she doesn't want to talk about it? Poor darling. Let's hope a few reality checks with friends and family (and employers perhaps?) will help her understand why being flakey is not such a great quality in the real world where people like you to — ah let's see — show up for work, or not leave people frantic with worry because you said you were going surfing and DON'T SHOW UP AT HOME FOR THREE DAYS! At least the last time this happened the person who decided to take a runner had the courage to be a tad humble. He publicly apologized and thanked the people who searched for them. In fact, I am so impressed with him that you should go see what a fabulous photographer he is. It's clear he's not going to make the same mistake twice. I'm not so sure about Ms. Bianca.

Okay, crankiness over. More goodies are in season. Like these:

It's chanterelle season and thank goodness I have friends who love to pick them (and share). Daughter A and I cooked these babies up and served them on polenta. Yum.

1 comment:

  1. yep, I imagine very frustrating to launch an unecessary S&R operation... and to hear such disregard for the people that put their lives on the line, searching in less that stellar conditions in a community that cared. I think you said it all Adrienne.
    Then, as if Tofino needed any more negative sound bites... the whole inflated Flu story. It hit me last night as I searched the story wondering to send my son to school; if this wee town can have its news twisted across the country(not once but twice), how reliable is anything we read/hear from around the world?
    Yummy chantrelles! Can't wait for our first treasure hunt! Off to the woods!
    Love your blog, and all the great pictures.