Hello readers !
I know summer is not over yet but it feels like it. I will show you -with more photos than words- some activities I enjoyed this summer. And then I will take a break and wait to have fun things for “show and tell”. Writing my blog is not a job. I enjoy it but letting the computer having a rest is not a bad idea !
First, there were a few trips to Langley to pick up berries: strawberries, raspberries and also blueberries. Which one are your favorite ? They are great in smoothies. I am please to support local farmers.
Spending summer in Vancouver is nice. You may want to pretend you are a tourist. Not so far from Vancouver, with only a short ferry ride, Bowen Island was waiting for us. We climbed Mount Gardner to appreciate the view on the Sunshine Coast.
We walked around Killarney Lake.
and just in case you are lost or think you are , follow the signs.
Summer is a good time to have guests and go on different outings.
Lynn Canyon suspension bridge is always fun to cross. On that day , we were quite early and I was able to capture Emilie almost by herself on the bridge. When we came back there was more action (firefighters in training).
We like our beautiful green and mossy forest.
Going downtown ( using the sea-bus).
Visiting Dr. Sun-Yat Sen garden.
Resting for a minute at English Bay.
Going up Grouse Mountain to check our fitness level. The Grouse Grind is a very popular hike for locals and visitors. The Grouse Grind trail takes you up steep and rugged terrain from the North Vancouver plateau to the glorious Grouse Mountain peak. It is a near vertical 2.9km (1.8 mile) hike up the mountain, offering an intense workout with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2,800 feet.
When you reach the top, you can say hello to Grinder and Coola (the bears), enjoy the bird show, admire the view. It is fun to take your time up there and come down with the gondola only when you know you are ready to be back in the city.
Here is my friend Agathe with a view of the city down below.
What else ? Oh well, summer is also time to hike. This year we did a few new hikes . Kennedy Falls was a good one. It gave us the chance to see the Big Cedar, a 600+ year old red cedar, that is one a only few old-growth trees in Lynn Valley to have escaped being clear-cut. At 4 meters wide, it’s arguably the most spectacular tree you can find anywhere around Vancouver.
Here is the falls. It was a perfect spot to have our lunch.
A smile on the trail… to make us smile of course!
I thank you for reading or leaving a comment. I will be back later with new adventures and photographs to share with you.