Thursday, June 15, 2017

Off to the West Coast of the West Coast

While visiting B.C. for Canada's 150th birthday I took 1497 photos. 
Be afraid....be very afraid.....
Nah...don't worry, I will be selective. 
The area that I covered on my 2nd day on the island is in the bottom right hand corner...I druve and I druve my little Veloster heading ultimately for the Marine Trail in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.
I don't know about you but when I see signs and gravel roads headed towards the ocean (or in this case the Juan de Fuca Straits) I just have to explore. 
So I did.
First place I stopped was called French Beach.
There was a small parking lot and a trail headed, I guessed wisely, to French Beach.
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One thing I noticed about most trails I was on - TREE ROOTS! 
Look up and trip, look down, look up and trip, look down
I wore good shoes with heavy tread but my hiking boots would have been a better choice
and I worried constantly (that's a bald-faced lie) about rolling my ankles.
I didn't thankfully so I am good for Scotland in September! Imagine how many
photos I'll take on that trip! 😝

I am a big fan of ferns I think they are fantastic!

Over the mucky areas - boardwalks! 
I took the opportunity to look up safely...

and this is what I saw!

 My sculptor's eye sees the most wonderful creatures in the trees...

 Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you?

Nope, me either...
I made one of my own but not sure where the photo is...

 Perfect timing!

 I love how the light filters through the trees... 

Soooo, if there is moss on all sides of a stump which way is north? 

Welcome to French Beach!!
Ummmmmm, where's the water?

There are gigantic trees....

I'm getting closer... 

 Ta da! Gorgeous French Beach with the Olympic Mts. in the background! 

Aaaack! Are we being invaded?

 Looking to my right - I love how the giant trees come right to the water's edge.
Excuse me while I practice taking shots of the waves breaking on the shore...
it's all about the timing!
Nope.

Better...

 BEST!

 There was a nice picnic area. Compare the size of the picnic table to the tree next to it!

 I tried to upload a movie I took of the sounds of
the waves but the file was a little too big
and I don't know how to edit to make
it smaller!
So....imagine....

Next stop - Jordan River!

1 comment:

SAM said...

Good! Vacation pics from you are the best. The upper west coast is so beautiful.