Big Basin Giant Redwoods

For one of our first days out, before Dave had started at Apple, we headed out to Big Basin Redwood Park to see some giant redwood trees. After a twisty drive through the Santa Cruz mountains, we arrived at the park, loaded Olive into the baby carrier and set off on one of the family-friendly trails.

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This cross section of a giant redwood is thousands of years old – the labels indicate historic events during the tree’s lifetime

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We really enjoyed our time there – the children were keen to take photos of the trees, so we stopped for photos every few steps and they all took turns. Eve seems particularly interested in photography and takes good photos. The photo above is by Lucy.

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Big tree, little Charlotte

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We stopped the car on the drive home to take this photo of the valley

We stopped the car on the drive home to take this photo of the valley

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