Cathedral Grove is a rain forest not far from Qualicum Beach. We visited here often when Layne and Rauchelle were young, but not so much once the numbers of children started to outnumber us parents, I guess. The other night while Everette was out for a walk with Danaka, she commented that she remembers driving thru Cathedral Grove (on our way to Port Alberni or Long Beach) but she didn't remember walking thru it. So we decided we needed to remedy that before we left the Island. So, today was the day.Maret took some really neat pictures, this being one of them. Gaelyn is running along a fallen tree, not a pathway. Hard to imagine such a giant standing upright.
Some of the trees took 8 family members to reach around them.
Everette warned us not to get any of this........
While we were down by the creek, we met Jieun (Julie) who is studying in Vancouver, and her brother Hun who are here from Korea. Hun started taking pictures of the children, then became friends with Gaelyn (of course),
and they offered to take photos of our family. See a purple 'bracelet' on Gaelyn's upperarm? Hun gave that to her (purple is one of her favorite colours), and tonight she says how lucky she is, because she's made Hun & Jieun as her new friends. Yes, Gaelyn, you are a very fortunate girl. You love, and love comes back to you.
Jieun took pics with a Polaroid and gave some to us, and the children thought it was neat to watch the pictures develop right before their eyes. They are so used to digitals now, all the rest is so weird.
We drove to Port Alberni which is a town at the end of a very long, deep inlet. We went to the
Climbed the clock tower.