Popeye and Olive Oyl Go West 2001

Hey buddy, hope you are well and had a wonderful holiday season. Olive and I just returned from BC and had a great time.

We ran and biked and swam in Vancover(Kits), visited Mt. Equipment Co-op, spent a whole day at the Museum of Antropology at U. of BC, ate Italian, Tia (wonderful), hiked and ran and biked Stanley Park, snow shoed on Mt. Seamore (20 feet of snow at the top), travel to Olympic National Park in Washington where we hiked mountains and beaches for two days then onto Vancover Island, hiked part of the new Coastal Trail which basically goes from Port Renfrew to Sooke (wonderful), hiked the Sooke Pot Holes which was the highlight of the whole trip (fast river through puff lava, deep canyons and rain forest right in the middle of Sooke) also found the trail head for the West Coast Trail beyond Port Renfrew through an Indian Reserve, across a river and so on.

There were 100 rescues of the West Coast Trail this year (2000). The weather was warm and wet, we ran in shorts on New Years morning.All in all BC is everthing that is said about it rugged, beautiful, warm and wet.

Glad to be back in our home province and appreciate the wonderful people here.

Regards for us to you all....Olive and Pop.