….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.
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!
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.