It was another rainy day but we just had to get out into the forest and breathe some tree air so J and I headed over to one of our local parks, Belcarra Regional Park, and took the trail that brings you out on a beach that looks directly across to Jug Island and has a great view down Indian Arm.
Even though it was rainy, cloudy and cool, there was a steady stream of “traffic” on the trail. When we started out, there was an Asian gentleman manning a big kettle of soup being heated by a propane set-up under one of the lean-tos. We asked him what he was doing and we think he said he was cooking bone soup for all his hiking friends when they returned and that we were welcome to join them. We were jealous. I want a friend like that!
The returning Asian hikers passed us on our way down the trail just a little after we started in so we knew that by the time we got back, they would be gone and so would the soup. See, there really is no such thing as a free lunch!
Got to the beach about the same time as a group of younger folks, took a few pictures looking down Indian Arm and headed back to the car.
You can just see the tip of Jug Island at the far left on the shots. Nice couple of restorative hours. It’s always worth it to get out. No matter how bad the weather seems it’s always nicer on the trail.