Nine days and nery a word… I still had a few Vancouver events to tell you about, but I got sucked into some amazing books, and playing catch-up at work. I wish I could say that I had spent my time finishing my Olympics sweater… but nope… it’s still in the bag I put it in before we left for the trip.
Spending two full weeks in Vancouver was fabulous – but one of the biggest highlights of the trip for us was getting out of the city itself, heading north to take a hike in the rainforest.
It rains in the rainforest. But we didn’t let that stop us!
Our wonderful hosts, Chris and Christa, took us up to North Vancouver to hike at Lynn Canyon. In the photo above, you see that Kris and I are standing on a suspension bridge – high above the river below! I am okay with heights (for the most part) but there was a decent amount of traffic on the bridge, so I was holding on as I crossed and looked over to the river below.
The temperate rain forest is a beautiful thing. We saw glimpses of it during our trip to the Olympic Peninsula last year, and were able to compare it with the tropical rainforest and cloud forests we saw in Peru in 2007. The temperate rain forest is not hot, but there is a mist and an insulating humidity. Much like the mist machines at the market that spray the fruits and veggies with water… you get a little “dewy”.
Like a dreamscape – the large and commanding trees covered with the lush, verdant moss.
Seeing the forest and the river renewed and inspired us.
Many more photos – including some lovely macros of the mosses and more of the river and trees are over on Kris’s blog. He also did a great post about one of our other events – our trip to the Vancouver Aquarium. He took all the photos that day, and he got some great shots. Check them out!