Have you ever noticed water makes everything more beautiful? These are the words of hiker on Chain of Lakes Trail in British Columbia. Guess that explains why many days in the Pacific Northwest included hikes to waterfalls.
First with Lisa in the Columbia Gorge at Wahkeena Falls.
Then Multanoah Falls.
And finally, Latourell Falls.
A return trip with John to Bridal Veil Falls.
In British Columbia, a waterfall on the Chain of Lakes Trail where I overheard the hiker make the comment about water.
Still finding waterfalls in Washington as we headed back to Seattle at the end of the trip.
I agree. Water does make everything more beautiful.
July 1st, with passports in hand, we crossed the border to enter British Columbia and start adventure number eight on our 15 in 15 list.
We quickly realized that some special event was occurring in Vancouver as large crowds swarmed the harbor and vendors lined the street in a carnival type atmosphere. What we assumed was hoopla surrounding the Women’s World Cup taking place in the city and throughout Canada was actually the celebration of Canada Day with a parade and fireworks scheduled for later in the day. What a welcome!
On our second day, we rented bikes and pedaled the perimeter road through Stanley Park checking out the totem poles, lighthouses and enjoying a wild place in the middle of the city. After lunch at the Fish House, we were off to Lighthouse Park overlooking Vancouver for a hike in the woods.
On the morning of day three, we started at Granville Island feasting on fruits and baked goods at the farmer’s market and checking out the shops. Buying was not an option since our luggage was already stuffed beyond capacity.
Our last stop before leaving Vancouver was at Goorin Brothers, a haberdashery, to select hats, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts from Emily and Brian. I know, no room in the luggage…we wore the hats on the plane.
The final stop in British Columbia, a hike in Golden Ear.
Then back to the U.S. in time to celebrate the 4th of July and looking forward to more 15 in 15 fun.