Thursday, July 21, 2016

NORTH ISLAND FUN

We have been very busy during our stay up here in Cluxewe Campsite.  John F and I have been riding every day with two trips some days.  Son Richard was here for a few days as was brother in law John R with his side by side.  We had three days where rain gear was necessary.  Aileen didn't have rain pants the wet day she rode so she pulled a garbage bag over her feet and up to her waist and was totally dry.  
Richard and Georgia went home Sunday morning and John R left yesterday.  I have nearly 350 kms on the new RZR already and will have to keep a close watch on my hours so I don't go too much over the 25 hour first service.  We seem to have lucked out with the weather, enjoying slightly better weather than down Island, which is unusual since this is  rain forest country.  We aren't complaining!  
Aileen and her sister Anne went to Campbell River this morning to pick up a couple of Anne's grand daughters. Their mother drove them up from Port Alberni to meet halfway.  We have been enjoying community style meals at our site or John and Anne's every night except for one night when we took our supper up the mountain and ate overlooking the ocean far below.  
I have quite a few photos  for the blog so I will be posting them in three sections to keep the file size down.      

Richard, John F and John R at a high elevation lake with Bryony having a dip

Hemlock forest in the fog

Looking out of a large cave

A mushroom in Cluxewe Campsite

Fungi growing on a stump in the forest at Cluxewe

Harebells up an old logging road

Mushroom and Deer Cabbage leaves in the alpine


An over mature daisy in the alpine

Great Burnet, this was a new plant for me

Water Lily in an alpine lake

Georgia out for a first RZR ride with me.  She couldn't decide whether to go or not so I finally said, "just say yes" and she did.  Then I said okay, you said you were going, let's hop in.  She quite enjoyed the little trip and was looking forward to another.

Aileen took these two of the RZR