Vancouver – 1987
I recently started to digitize a number of slide pictures from earlier trips. Although many of this trips do not have Audrey’s diary comments I will try and list some of the highlights. The 1987 trip included our good friends Dan and Suzanne Ruginis. This trip was about a year before Patrick was born and it included the four of us dropping in on my brother Derek and his wife Meg. Both of Derek’s girls had been born, but not baby Liam. The trip was mainly spent on Vancouver Island. We visited Chemainis (famous for the painted buildings), hiked Flower Mountain Ridge in the centre of Vancouver Island, Victoria, and visited the old forests with the giant trees. The highlight of the trip involved us meeting up with Derek, Meg and the girls in Tofino and taking a 1950s De Havilland Beaver seaplane up the coast to Hot Springs Cove. If you want to see a de Havilland plane taking off check out this youtube video. The hot springs were amazing; limited number of people were permited – you visited the hot spring at midnight with candles. The pools of water were on the coastal inlet where the cold ocean tide mixed with the hot spring stream. We also met up with Audrey’s relatives in Victoria – cousin Lynn & husband George and their son Cole.