It's starting to look a lot like summer
There are a lot of places in Vancouver you
but never really know much about. There is a free ferry at
Barnston Island. It's a bird watching site. Someone
mentioned it was a good day trip. There is a park. It was
finally time to go check the place out. Helen and I got on the
road at the crack of 11:30am and a few exits of the highway later we
stepped onto the ferry to Barnston Island.
This island isn't a park - it's working farm
country. There are more than 20 different farms on the island and
the house numbers go past 200. Some farms are just fields growing
grass, other had a few horses and the largest were full dairy
operations. We saw some cranberry fields that could be very cool
at harvest time.
One of Helen's find was a short tree that was
positively infested with snails. The little guys were motoring
- I was worried about motion blur on some shots. I was surprised
to find snails can travel completely upside down.
We got to the park at the West end of the island
(downstream end) and
had our snack and walked back to the ferry to go home.
A great day!
Kayaking in Deep Cove
I've done a number of Kayaking trips on coast of BC so I don't feel
that bad getting into a Kayak. (Ignore that I have rolled way
more than my fair share of Kayaks). We were considering
renting Kayaks for the May Long Weekend so I wanted to go out for a
paddle and make sure my skills were up to speed (minus the rolling)
My parents live on the Island so it was nice that they
could come over to join us for Mothers Day. We booked a nice
lunch at The Fish House in Stanley Park. After lunch we went out
for a walk and a few pictures.
Tags: kayaking(3), river(2), farm(2), farm animal(2), field(2), bird(2)
People: Helen(2), Janet(2), John(1), Lloyd(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > May 2006
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