Escaped the crowds on the August long weekend by hiking into Mamquam Lake in the southern part of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Mamquam Lake is just 11 km beyond the super-popular Elfin Lakes, but is a relatively rough trail due to a washout on Ring Creek. There weren’t many people on Saturday night and we had the whole lake to ourselves on Sunday night. Fabulous!
It’s hard not get romantic about Cuba. Bucolic countryside, historic towns and cities with crumbling buildings and old cars, great people, music and culture, quiet roads for cycling, and good simple food and excellent rum cocktails. Cuba is also changing and providing better opportunities for its citizens. But that means western consumer culture, so go to Cuba now while it’s still such a radically different place.