A Walk Among Giants by George Cousins


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Cathedral Grove is a protected area of west coast rain forest, a short distance from Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The grove is part of McMillan Park, and contains numerous giant Douglas firs, western Red Cedar and other trees indigenous to the coastal areas of B.C. It’s difficult to really appreciate the size and height of these giants unless you can stand there and crane your neck upward to try to see the tops. Even then, about all you can do is try to guess.

September 20, 2009
Fuji S100FS camera


  • TerrillWelch
    TerrillWelchover 4 years ago

    Your description is so perfect George. Here on Mayne Island our home has huge fir trees and the a few cedar. I don’t know how tall they are but many stories for sure. Nice capture… haven’t been to Cathedral Grove for a number of years.

  • Hi Terrill,many thanks. We have a number of Douglas firs around our house also, but only about 60 or 70 feet..still pretty high..but nothing compared to those in the Grove.

    – George Cousins

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! I want to see those if I get over there! Amazing.

  • Hi Sarah, another place to put on your list..lol! The grove is only about an hour from here by car, so easy to get to. You’d love it!

    – George Cousins

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • You’re welcome, Cee and Chris

    – George Cousins

  • Charlene Aycock IPA
    Charlene Aycoc...over 4 years ago

    Great perspective, Love these giants myself.

  • Thanks very much Charlene, glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • Al Williscroft
    Al Williscroftover 4 years ago

    Hi George, very beautiful spot!!

  • Good morning Al, and many thanks..glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

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