|Pat, Linda, and Joan...near the summit of Mt. Tzouhalem.|
I tend to go on a bit about Base Camp 2 (Scotland) and sometimes it probably seems I don't sufficiently appreciate Base Camp 1 (Vancouver Island). But I really do appreciate both.
And here's the thing. Here on south VI, we live in a land of sea and mountains - and Mediterranean climate. Five minutes from home, twelve months of the year, we can hike in the morning (sometimes in snow), and sea kayak in the afternoon. Some folks even choose to golf, for heaven's sake! My cousin, MG Mike, may have a comment on that. ;)
Today, we didn't paddle, but we did hike. Linda, Pat, Joan, and myself headed up our next-door mountain. At the trailhead, it was relatively balmy, with a light rain falling. An hour later, we were at the top of Mt. Tzouhalem, in quintessential winter conditions.
Returning to the trailhead, we were back to a world of "green", punctuated by lovely, orange, arbutus trees.
|Pat, Joan, and myself near the trailhead. (Photo courtesy of Linda)|
Base Camp 1 is, indeed, very special.
It was a great day, with special hiking pals. :)