Yesterday……

At the beginning the path was level.....

At the beginning the path was level…..

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Looking up into the canopy!

Looking up into the canopy!

….We went for a new walk. We walked the Cable Bay Trail.  The trees were amazing.  The undergrowth was beautiful, mostly fern and the sound was uncanny.

The air was filled with bird calls, sharp pips from the small birds; raucous calls from the crows and ravens; eerie cries from a couple of eagles over head; and the ongoing loud honk of a Heron.  We could see a heron flying between the trees and calling – to what or for what we don’t know.  Almost the whole walk down was accompanied by this honking sound.

Small rills of water tumbled down the hills beside us.

Small rills of water tumbled down the hills beside us.

Sea Lions on the log-boom.

Sea Lions on the log-boom.

To add to the birds calls there were many small rills of water tumbling down the hill to the small river at the bottom of the Ravine.  Once down at the bay the loud groans and barks of the sea lions, lolling on the log booms, filled the air.

It was a noisy kind of day!

Moss covered Big-Leaf Maples were highly visible on the walk from beginning to end!

Moss covered Big-Leaf Maples were highly visible on the walk from beginning to end!

It was the trees that got to me.  The big leaf maples covered in Moss towering overhead, next to the bare grey alders and ancient hemlock and fir.  This is a well established forested area.  It had been logged – but not in many generations – there were a few ancient stumps as evidence.

As amazing as the trees were the small fungi.  They grow side by side or out from the moss and bark.  These delicate notes add to the drama of the forest as a whole.  There is always so much to note on every walk!

The trail is well established, clear and mostly easy to walk.  But you will descend and will have to ascend.  It is a bit of a workout!  Next time we will extend the walk to the Joan Point Park to get a view of Dodd’s Narrows.

Happy Walking

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Yesterday……

  1. raduniculescuphotography says:

    These are beautiful photos! I love forests in general, and the way you captured the this trail is amazingly simple and beautiful!

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