I’m taking it back a few years…
This photo was taken in Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. You’ll find it on the way to Tofino, but in between Port Alberni and Parksville.
It didn’t matter how much we tried or how wide our hugs were, this tree was never going to feel a full-embraced hug. That’s okay though, because these Douglas Firs have been receiving some loving hugs for the last 800 or so years of their life. That’s right, at LEAST 800 years that these trees have been around. Some of them might have even been longer! There’s no way to explain the feeling of these trees and this forest… It’s magical, but at the same time, you feel like you’re such a small part of the world. Just another ant!
If you plan to stop in Tofino, make sure you don’t miss your stop to take a hike at Cathedral Grove!
Brad and I showing this monstrous Douglas Fir some love.
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It was just under a year ago that I was living in this gorgeous city, spent three years here; I’m not going to lie, I miss the city but I sacrificed that for the best job I’ll ever have in my life and to be closer to my family and don’t regret it one bit!
I’m staying just a night in Victoria. When I wake up, I’m going to have a quick Breakfast, then pay my friends a surprise visit at my previous unit: “HMCS Protecteur”; I can’t wait to see them, I miss those guys! Friendships for a lifetime!
For those of you that don’t know, Victoria is located in the province of British Colombia and positioned on a mid-sized island called “Vancouver Island”. The city itself has a very inviting vibe to it and you easily find yourself at home very quickly. Victoria stays true to Canadian culture, but somehow, the city incorporates a wide-tasting range of cultures from all over the world which gives Victoria a unique flavour when compared to most other Canadian cities. Despite the influence, Victoria remains unchanged to it’s “Victorian”-age style.
If you visit BC, you must visit both Victoria and Vancouver.
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