Pacific Ocean, BC - Shari Austin
I grew up in Vancouver, so the beach was a constant in my life. We would go to the beach as kids and play in the water and the sand. But we also went as teenagers. My best friend and I would chat, gossip and hangout. I would also go alone to think about things, and make decisions about things.
When I was 16, my father took me and my sisters to Long Beach in Tofino, BC. There was a fierce storm, so we put on our waterproof rain gear, went out on the beach and felt the power and the beauty of nature.