Because of this, and other things going on in my life, photos are piling up, with no time to edit the larger pool of photos taken on a recent camping trip - but I shall get there! Meanwhile, I offer you this set of photos which I posted on Facebook last night - taken yesterday on my customary Monday hike with my friend Sally, this hike at Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo. Enjoy!
There are two lakes at Colliery Dam Park, with easy paths around them, each with a loop trail around them. There are also many other trails made by mountain bikes, and a somewhat misleading map at the trail head, so for the second time we missed the unmarked trail head for the second lake and spent some time on mountain bike trails before redirected by a friendly hiker. Though the day was wet, it was still a very pleasant hike.
|This interesting combination of ramp, bridge and stairs |
crosses a narrow chasm at one end of the second lake.
|Dogwood - BC's provincial flower - were in bloom around the lakes|
|An angler's gear on the lake shore.|
|There were many colourful fungi in the almost rainforest habitat|
|This paved path is part of Nanaimo's extensive Parkway Trail |
system, which passes through this park.
|While a hiker mentioned a cougar in the area, and an angler/photographer showed|
us photos of an owl and her babies and pointed out their tree, the only wildlife we
saw was this squirrel.
|My favourite photo of the day was this one - an elderly angler sits fishing,|
amid reflections and raindrops.