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Posted February 6th, 2013 - 7:36 pm by from Winnipeg, Canada (Permalink)
Where is the most beautiful place you have been? Tell me about it!

Posted February 6th, 2013 - 9:39 pm by from Cambridge, Canada (Permalink)
There are a few places but one of my favourites was Long Beach near Tofino on Vancouver Island. Rugged west coast scenery, natural unspoiled beach that goes on for miles.
Seals frolicking in the kelp forests off shore.
One of the cleanest beaches I have ever seen. Not sure what it will look like now with all the tsunami debrie.

Posted February 6th, 2013 - 11:52 pm by from Ottawa, Canada (Permalink)
Rusty, you aren't going to get any two answers the same. My favourite (so far.... I expect to find even more world spots as I continue to travel) is just outside of Niece in the south of France.

I was up very early one morning at the hotel and while chatting with one of the other guests, the hotel announced the hotel shuttle would be departing within an hour for wine country with a short stop at one of the walled medieval towns on the top of the mountains. So I grabbed my camera and headed for the lobby. The morning was as you would expect touring vineyards and wineries but it was the afternoon (a beautiful April day) that I can't get out of my mind.

My most vivid memory of that afternoon was laying on a clay tile roof of one of the ancient buildings while looking across the village square and down the mountain to the clear light blue Mediterranean Sea. The water was so clear that a sailboat moored off shore appeared to float in the air and you could see all the way to the sandy bottom of the sea. The warmth of the sun reflecting off the clay roof kept me toasty so I spent the afternoon right there observing the cloudless sky, the birds and the crystal blue water.

I have a photo somewhere that I took to remember that day, but with many subsequent moves from house to house it's long since been packed away somewhere never to be seen again. I'm OK with that though because I fully intend to fly back to Niece one day and take another bus tour to find that clay roof once again.... but this time I vow to take someone special with me. Some things are too good to be kept to yourself and should be shared with someone you are deeply in love with.

I'm toasty warm just relating that story to you now :-)
I think I'll open a bottle of wine and look for that picture! LOL

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 5:05 am by from Winnipeg, Canada (Permalink)
Wow! Sounds beautiful! Hope to see some pictures!

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 5:05 am by from Winnipeg, Canada (Permalink)
I absolutely love the island. One of my favourite places I've been ever. Next time I'm there, I'll try and make it to Tofino, mostly have just been in and around the southern part of the island thus far! Thanks!

Pictures?