I believe, drive and curiosity fuels adventure. Adventure opens up opportunities. Opportunities allow you to learn. If you want to learn, you will learn. The older I get, the more I realize I know very little. The incredible wonders of our planet will forever blow my mind!

Because of this, I look. I look very hard! I look like I'm about to lose my sight. I must take it all in, and use this time while I have the drive and curiosity to adventure and seek opportunities to learn....

Our BC coast is so beautiful. Our town of Sooke has dozens of trails leading to adventure everywhere! These trails are scattered with natures wonders, and opportunities to learn.

I'm proud to say I'm a geek. A solo geek in my world with the need to ask questions, seek answers, and gain knowledge through opportunity. I hope you do as well. Never lose that curiosity and always fuel whatever drives you!

This page is about my life, in the town of Sooke BC. I comb the beaches for treasures, seek out wildlife, and speak on the water with Sooke Coastal Explorations and document encounters of whales. I offer guided tours in our community and share what I see. I'm a student of nature and opportunity. I'm happy to share what I see, and humbled by all of the support by all of my Love Sooke followers!

Thanks for joining me on my adventures!

Deanna xo

Enjoy a few images from past posts. I wonder what's in store for me next!

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Take a look at some of the animals I've been able to see the past couple of weeks! You'll have to excuse the quality of some of the images. Perfection isn't my strong suit and I just want to share what I see with all of you. NO pressure

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I'm painting the shop, so I've been forced to shove my collection together for a little while. Want a look at what I've been hoarding? 😆
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Sue Scott
· February 25, 2018
I had such an awesome time yesterday, learning about beach combing with Deanna! She took me on a tour, covering several beaches in Victoria. I learned a whole lot about our area as well as great techn...iques that helped me find some beautiful sea glass. (she even gave me the glass that she collected.) I highly recommend Deana’s beach combing tour. Looking forward to trying some of her other guided adventures soon.
Thank you very much Deanna!!
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Ariel Bartlett
· September 18, 2017
Deanna's Facebook/Instagram were how we found out about the lovely little place called Sooke. I always loved seeing her whale videos and beach combing finds. Her adventures were the reason why we chos...e Sooke as our next vacation spot. She welcomed us with a warm hug as we started out on our tour and it was like spending the entire day with a close friend. We had an incredible time with Deanna, she is so passionate and does so much for her community and it shows in how much she is respected by the locals. We couldn't thank you enough for our amazing time in Sooke, we had a wonderful vacation and made a great new friend! See More
Lorraine Y. Pawlivsky-Love
· December 2, 2017
Deanna's images are beautiful, inspiring and make the viewer forget that these are photographs and videos! I feel like I'm right in the boat or standing with the lens in front of me experiencing what ...she is. Thank you Deanna!! See More
Jessica Townsend
· August 25, 2017
How to describe Sooke.... from an outsiders prospective, I recently visited this area and fell into instant love with not only the area, landscape, people, and the ever changing weather... but also th...e casual style and grace that Sooke projects. Sooke residents are so unbelievably nice that you can't help but to wonder if they are from a different planet. The activities Sooke offers the outdoor enthusiast is mind boggling, and of course made me want to move in directly, and become a permanent resident of this amazing place.
I had the amazing pleasure of going on a guided tour with Deanna Brett to check out some well known spots for photographing animals. Deanna amazed me with her knowledge of every inch of her surroundings from the beach to the woods, as well as from the plants to the buildings. While in Sooke, I also had the opportunity to fish for Salmon with Spencer Sport Fishing and Cal was amazing as well. My friend Jan, and I both caught salmon and had a great time! The hospitality in Sooke is amazing. I made the comment to Deanna that I had figured out why everyone in Sooke is so nice... it's because that place is a true wonderland. For me, Sooke offers everything I truly enjoy... being outdoors, fishing, beach combing, great people, relaxed atmosphere, and photo ops at every turn. For the permanent residents, I offer you this.... stay who you are, enjoy and nurture this true "heaven on earth" place where you live your life. I also offer you a sincere and warm thank you for showing me such a warm welcome and and a continued feeling of being welcome during my stay. I am and will always be a huge fan of your town! �SOOKE!
Sincerely, Jessica Townsend
Mobile, Alabama
P.S. I also learned that "no worries" really does mean... no worries.... ��
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Audrey Tawel
· August 2, 2016
Where can I begin? Well, I have a passion for killer whales. Someday, I came across the Love Sooke Facebook page, and since then, my news feed is filled with what I love the most ; orcas. Thanks to yo...u Deanna, I get my daily dose of the most magnificent creatures of all. Your passion irradiates through your work. Plus, we developed an online friendship... we have quite a few interests in common, to say the least! How could it get any better than this? Until we meet, dear Deanna! Keep up the great work! xox See More
Nadine Murphy
· June 8, 2017
I had the pleasure of hiring Deanna to take me beachcombing for beautiful beach glass. It was a great day for me and she even let me bring my dog (who also loved the adventure). Deanna is very infor...mative and knowledgeable and definitely has a passion for this type of adventure! See More
Trish Butterfield
· August 6, 2017
I love seeing your adventures every day on my Facebook page. You've been pleasant to deal with multiple times while answering my questions! I one day will own my favorite orca print, taken by you!!! I... can't wait to purchase it! You rock! See More
Jo Caines
· July 20, 2016
Wow Deanna so much to say.You have brightened my days with stories and pictures of the most awesome,majestic,beautiful animals in the world.You share a piece of yourself with everyone,everytime you a post.We have never met but you seem to be a very positive person and that is so uplifting and you take care of my sea friends :) lol.Thank you for sharing your world with those of us who don't live In Sooke and taking time out of your day to show pics and videos. Thank you !!! See More
Megan Wetzel
· July 20, 2016
I stumbled upon this page a little bit ago and I've been obsessed since. Orca whale's/ whales in general have been a passion of mine since I was a kid. Seeing this page and the love you have for the and sea is inspiring. So much so, that I've chosen Sooke for my "Dream vacation" destination. Thank you for posting the videos, the picture's and your captivating thoughts and daily musings. It is much appreciated! See More
Wendy Whittaker
· July 20, 2016
I love your zest for life and the joy that you find in your everyday living. Your positivity brightens my own outlook on life and I am grateful that we met that day last summet at the lighthouse. I watching your videos and I hope that someday I will have the good fortune to go beachcombing and whale watching with you. Keep the videos coming!! PS you've also inspired me to pick up the ukulele! LOVE Sooke! See More
Peggy Scott Bergen
· June 8, 2017
Thank you Love Sooke for your good directions of a low entry Beach for older folk to be able to get to a beach easier. It worked out perfectly on our Port Renfrew drive, a first for myself.
We had an ...awesome day! See More
Gaye Patterson
· August 2, 2016
"Such passion for the beauty of our wonderful harbour home. Love to share and delight in each day. She gets better each month. We get to see the glory in our front room. Thanks for sharing.
Myrna Watson
· August 1, 2016
Thanks for the great videos and pictures that you post. I look forward each day to see what you have been up too and where you have been. One day I will get to your studio to see all the wonderful in person, and maybe a boat ride. Many years ago on a whale cruise I did get Wet from the blow hole of a whale and I so cherish that memory. Keep up the wonderful work that you do and enjoy your day. See More
Peter Hamilton Watts
· August 3, 2016
Love everything about this page. From the beautiful photos and videos to the love your beloved Sooke area, which comes through in your insightful commentary on most of your pictures. So glad you hav...e also incorporated live streaming which is fully interactive. Keep on keeping on Deanna. See More
Wendy Cooke Lang
· July 21, 2016
Deanna your page is awesome, capturing the raw beauty that surrounds us in Sooke. Your photos and videos are beautiful and are a reflection of your vibrant personality that I personally have the pleas...ure of witnessing firsthand. Keep up the fantastic work girlfriend! ❤️ See More
Melissa Heilweil
· July 20, 2016
Love Sooke shares the joy and love of nature for a special part of the world. I especially love the photos and videos of orcas in their natural habitat. Having seen Sooke through these posts, I can'...t wait to visit some day. See More
Crystal Ball
· July 20, 2016
Your Love of Sooke shines through in every spectacular photo / video you share with us. Deanna you beautifully represent this community & the exquisite things it has to offer. Thank you for being such... an amazing champion of our lovely little town. See More
Andrea Phillp
· July 20, 2016
I've not been on a tour in Sooke, but having found this page, it's definitely on my wish list now.
The photo' and videos that are posted are amazing and I hope to see it first-hand one day soon.
Gary Malachowski
· August 1, 2016
As a person who loves to see on Face Book...all the splendor...when I click on Vancouver Island...when I visited the Island...mostly Victoria...I always wanted to visit Sooke...and to go out with a cr...ew and see...Orca's and Humpbacks...All I know is that ...Love my first choice for this wonderful adventure!
Can't wait visit!!
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John Sears
· August 11, 2017
Awesome awesome awesome.... oh and by the way... in case you missed it... Awesome!