In the wilderness lies the preservation of the world.
Henry David Thoreau
Our arrival in Vancouver was a bit of a shock after two weeks of living in the wilderness. The mountains turned into sky scrapers and the sounds of the river and leaves turned into big city noise. A beautiful big city, as we discover after beach picnics, city walks and park visits, even though the fresh river water, the huge trees and the mountains are missing. We enjoyed each other’s company here in the expedition group during a picnic, with fresh fruit, bread and smoked fish. Now each of us will end the adventurous trip in our own way, until we have to get on our return flight tomorrow.