Get out in the sunshine when you can!

OK, these pix are from two weeks ago – we’ve got a few posts backed up now, because we’re both so busy with work that we haven’t had time to go through the pix and post them.

Heading out – starting on the logging roads (sunnier route).

So Dave was in Hawai’i – again. (Doing a medical repatriation). The weather had sucked for weeks, and it was finally sunny – so I decided to take the dogs out and go for a longish one. So the route is nothing spectacular – it’s Dave’s and my standard “backyard” route, up Copper Mountain and up to the top of the lookout, then down to the Boy Scout Camp on the water, and then back out. We’ve already posted lots of pix of this route. But it was just such a beautiful day (and I wanted to make Dave jealous, because it was raining in Hawai’i!) that I took lots of pix – so I’ll share them here.

We’ve measured this route before. It’s about 10 km – but it usually takes us close to 2 hours to do it all, because of all the steep terrain. We walk much of the uphills, and the section going down to the Boy Scout Camp is so rough that you pretty much have to walk the downhill too.

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day. I realized when I wasn’t out there that I hadn’t done that whole route for over two months… in fact, Dave was in Hawai’i last time I did it! That was on winter solstice – the short daylight hours mean I came out by headlamp that day.

Anyway, here are the pix:

The dogs love this. (The dogs love ME!)

Then up into the forest.

Great views of the inlet as we got higher up.

Then all the way up to the lookout. Good thing I trained these guys to pose!

Town of Port ALberni, viewed from the lookout.

Then back down to the water again.

And then back up the hill again. Tankie’s always ahead, has to wait for the rest of us.

Nearly sunset as we came out. What a view of Mt. Arrowsmith from the top!

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