Monday morning and we awoke to blue skies and sunshine...apparently this is the way it is supposed to be!!!
It got to 13 degrees outside today...extremely warm given the last few days we have had.
We had a slow, lazy morning and then headed off to look at some antiques in Coombs, had lunch while we watched the goats on the grass roof of the market, and then off to Cathedral Grove.
Cathedral Grove is an old growth forest area of Cedar trees and Fir trees in the middle of the island. It truly is a spectacular area...unfortunately one side of the grove was hit by high winds after an area adjacent to the park gave permission to a NZ company to log trees, which created a wind tunnel and destroyed a large area of the Grove. One side of the road is spectacular and the other is enough to make you cry!!!
So sad...and there is no money in the budget to fix it!!!
Tomorrow Emma has to say a tearful goodbye as we head to Vancouver very early in the morning and then travel up to Whistler for a couple of days. Emma and Katie have become so close it is going to be very difficult for her to say goodbye...but they are already planning a trip to Disneyland! (I think I will tag along!)
It is wonderful that Emma has had such a good time...we are very lucky to have such wonderful friends!!!
Next stop for the woodsies is Whistler...Whoo Hoo!!