An Unexpected Encounter

I’m sitting on a coastal rock looking out onto the endless ocean along the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in Canada. The waves are rolling in and crashing onto the black rocks in front of me.

I see someone approach me. He looks young – he’s in a tank top and wearing a headband and shorts, with a backpack. I’m cautious – I’m by myself, near water and there aren’t that many people around. Continue reading “An Unexpected Encounter”