Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Falls

Yesterday was Good Friday, so Sidekick and I went out adventuring. Into the woods we went. Actually, we spent a lot of time in the car, other than a short beach walk and a rip up to Little Qualicum Falls. It made me sad. A whole day wasted driving to Port Alberni and, let me tell you, the town isn't quaint or awesome. In fact, it's fairly depressing. It actually had a ghost town feel to it. And not in the awesome Barkerville way, either. All the empty storefronts gave it this eerie feeling, paired with the fact the community seemed to take no pride in its appearance. 

There was this delightful chocolate shop in Harbour Quay where Sidekick got these caramel graham cracker marshmallow chocolate things called Scoobie Bites, which he loved, and I got this necklace:

Other than the treats, the falls were the best part of the day. It was a quick five minute walk up to the top, then ten more around the loop. It's a fairly easy walk, but there are a few stairs involved. So, if you have an aversion to stairs, maybe just go up to the upper falls and don't worry about the loop. 

I took some pictures. Because nature is beautiful.

Breathtaking, no? 

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