While Gill and I continue to look for work and/or a place to live in Vancouver, I still have a lot of free time on my hands, and a great big set of woods to explore.
Today I decided to meet Gillian and her parents at Starbucks, but took the long route around, through as many back woods as possible.
At first I wandered through the woods between two of the local streets, finding a chicken coup and some live traps along the way.
After that I went along Resevoir Road, which quickly became a dirt road. A dozen or so yards to the side was an overgrown trail where the water pipe was buried under. Halfway to the resevoir in the middle of forested nowhere I came across a lone fire hydrant.
Near the resevoir is an open pit mine where sand is collected and shipped off to god-knows-where. Next to it is a motorcross race track. I’m not sure how well the pictures I took of it do it justice, because that track looked like a hella-fun ride.
At first I thought I’d have to backtrack all the way home from there. There is no way through the pit mine and the motorcross track looked like a dead end. However, I found a small trail at the end of it near the fence which took me meandering all the way down to the coastal road, right next to the Starbucks I was supposed to meet Gillian at. Nice hike, I’ll have to do it again.
I ended up taking a number of pictures along the way – some at a distance, some up really close. Click on the picture and you should be able to go through the gallery one at a time.