Went downtown yesterday to see a double bill of old Japanese movies at Cinematheque with a friend and as we had some time to kill before showtime, thought we’d spend some of it walking along the Vancouver shoreline. Brollies were the gear of the day!
It was also a bit chilly for our neck of the woods. Anyways, after struggling with the brolly, taking off one glove, holding the not-so-smart phone and trying to juggle them all in the rain with only 2 hands, zoom in a bit, and hit shoot button, I managed to get a couple of shots, one of which kinda captured the moment for me.
Of course, then I had to reverse the entire procedure to get the NSSphone back into my pocket.
You get the idea. You’ve all been there, done that.
I am a very lucky guy in that I live pretty close (~6 km) to where I work part time and to get there, I can walk, run, bike, drive, take the bus or a combination of those. There is one little caveat, though. In order to get to or from the building I work in, I have to go up or down a small mountain. Elevation gain is 250-270 metres depending on where I start from.
Luckily, there are lots of mountain bike trails that are multi-use for hikers too. I use them all the time. Just this afternoon I ran down one on a run home, one of the options from above.
One of the trails I frequent has a beautiful little section with rocks covered with moss along the side of it and so I like to refer to it as the “Green Rocks” trail. And it’s an offshoot of one of the main trails so doesn’t get quite the usage which frankly, is quite fine by me. Because if it did, especially by the bikers, the green rocks would disappear quite quickly. In fact one of the reasons I’m writing this and posting a couple of pics is because I know sooner or later, this will probably happen.
In any event, it is a lovely section and I’d like to share a it with you 🙂
And here’s some more a little further down the trail.
I think they’re quite lovely, don’t you? It always lifts my spirits to see them. And I’m sure you noticed that I didn’t tell you where this trail is, eh? That’s because it’s not really an “open” trail. So the less people that use it, the better.
When we don’t have much time and just want a nice walk in the woods by the shore we often head over to Belcarra Park. There are a couple of nice trails there for strolls or if you have more time, longer excursions. The trails there connect up with an extensive network of trails in the area including to Sasamat and Buntzen lakes.
On this walk we took the trail to Admiralty Point. Here’s one of the side “beaches” on the way to the Point.
Not a great day weatherwise but any time spent rambling around in a park like Belcarra is better than moping around inside!
Had the pleasure of snowshoeing with my daughter for a couple of hours around a lake at Snoqualmie Pass, about 90 minutes East of Seattle. It was her first real snowshoe and we had a great time!! Here’s a few of my best shots from the day.
Lots of other folks out enjoying the day on the trail, too 🙂