Today it’s all about the photos – and that makes sense when you hike on the Cowichan River Footpath, one of the most photogenic forests on Vancouver Island and by far my favourite forest walk. This is the rainforest at its most primeval, and it changes: every few kilometres, the hike enters a new microclimate, each one seemingly more beautiful than the last. I say seemingly because, of course, each unique place in the forest presents its own wonder and magic.
To make the day even better, I hiked with my two favourite people, one of whom is a prime twit. If you need to determine who that is, all you have to do is check out the first photo. Nuff said.
We were so lucky: the day started off with rain, which magically tapered off and stopped minutes after we got on the trail. Shortly after that, patches of blue appeared in the sky and then, full, warm, glorious spring sunshine. We had a late lunch on the meadow, bathed in warm sunshine. I think we could happily have stayed there for a very long time but the danger was that we would never move again.
Easter egg hunt when we came back – for Alisa that is – which was petty darn fun. Not to mention that the little chocolate eggs were also mighty delicious.