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We worked very hard this morning so we decided we deserved a trip to the local swimming hole (about 32 minutes by car.)
It’s called Cascade Falls Regional Park (you just head north from the bed and breakfast in Clayburn).
As far as swimming holes go, the scenery is beyond spectacular. For the locals I talked to, this is the spot among all others they choose.
By Texas standards, the water was frigid cold. But my German friend was not swayed, and was determined to jump from the many perches into the crystal blue water. (I told her she was crazy and belonged to the polar bear club.)
So I did not go diving off big boulders singing COWWWWAAAAABBBBBUNNNGGGGAAAA.
So as I’m HANGING, I get to talking to a group of locals and they find out I’m from Texas and spending my last days in Vancouver before I fly back home. (They said for fish at Granville Island — the Sandbar restaurant does it just right.)
Then they said for a Vancouver institution … it’s Joe Fortes. (I dare you to look at their website and refrain from walking to your fridge. ha!)
As we talked about fish, I realized I hadn’t published my picture of fish from the grocery in Victoria.
Now, on the way back from Cascade Falls today we had to stop to take a picture of Mount Baker — because it seems like such an imposing figure over everything in these parts.