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Goldstream Park and Koksilah River

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Bailey managed a visit this weekend, and since today’s forecast was good, we drove out in search of some adventure before heading to the ferry. First stop was Goldstream Park – thankfully sans fish. (Oh, the smell!) The leaves are just beginning to carpet the trails. The trails are flat and even, and perfect for sipping tea, chatting, and taking photos in the middle of walkways. (It wasn’t too busy today, so we weren’t in anyone’s way.)

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This morning I held my reflector in my hand and wondered if I would need it. After all, I thought, it’s only a quick drive. A very small adventure, really. Did I really need to bring it with me? (I did. Damn.)

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Next we headed up to Koksilah River Park. I only learned of the provincial park last week, and since I had an excuse I wanted to explore a little.

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My favourite photo of Bailey today:

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Maybe I picked the right day to go up, but holy cats is it ever pretty up there. Aside from the occasional BWAAAAA from the dirt bikes around the area, it was very peaceful. I almost wish I’d taken a blanket for a quick nap listening to the water and the frogs. I have some shot ideas that would involve a friend getting a bit chilly – maybe I can bribe someone with baked goods and a beverage? I will definitely be going back up there, hopefully soon.

Trestle, Revisited

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Two weeks ago. Kinsol Trestle.

Fort Rodd, Take Two

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After an amazing Thanksgiving potluck Saturday night, and a pass-out sleep, we adventured to Fort Rodd! We saw some sleepy deer, a mystery lizard, and a sea lion swimming around the lighthouse. After much cavorting and picture-taking, we needed tea and pastries. Yep, must have tarts. Merchies saved the day!

I can’t believe it was almost too warm. On Thanksgiving weekend. In October. Wow. How was your weekend?

Woo Vancouver!

Well, Stanley Park, really. We couldn’t have asked for a ncer day to walk around. I didn’t need my coat all day. It was glorious! I made the trip up for Bailey’s birthday, and it was definitely worth not sleeping much. (ha) We spent hours roaming the park, and eating deliciously greasy fried food from the concession stand. Fish and chips ftw!
There was a stream that had interesting bubble arches forming where water was falling, and a neat curved tree with water reflecting the light back up. We met a tourist from Scotland, and told him to go to Stuart’s Bakery at Granville Island.  (You should go there too.)  We planned adventures and photo ideas, too. (We need to make a day of it this summer.)

It’s hard to believe that this is March. It only gets warmer from here.

 

Quickie Vancouver Trip

Considering I have a pretty bad cold, going to Vancouver was probably not the best idea for my health. But it was to see @PirateBee  and Chelsy. We haven’t all hung out together in ages, so even though I felt horrible (and probably sounded worse!) I went. I learned that knitting while on cold meds is possible, but it really messes up my gauge (one fingerless mitt is slightly larger than the other), and Stanley Park is gorgeous in the fall. There were some very fearless raccoons living under the deck by the mini train. They’re cute until they try to eat your face or something. The visit was too short, and next time we’ll definitely have to plan better to hit all of the store we would like, but that’s okay. This weekend was needed. Aaand I paid for it with a wicked nap this afternoon. Best. Nap. Ever.