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Lake Cowichan view from our dock.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Tuesday, May 2nd, we were blessed with sunshine again so decided to go to another destination for picture taking opportunities for Ray. We left at 8:30 am and hoped we would miss the rush hour traffic to the North Shore. Not quite so lucky! but since we could use the HOV Lane until Boundary Road it was not too bad.

Ray decided to visit Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. We'd not been there since we were engaged over 40 years ago. I seem to remember carrying a cooler and towels as we sunbathed on the rocks. We checked website regading dogs and found Freya is allowed off-leash on most of the trails. Yeah for Freya. The trail to the beach is not very long (only 1/2 mile) but we had forgotten that it was all downhill and you had to climb back the same 1/2 mile to the parking lot. A little more of a workout than we anticipated but so worth the views.

Path down to the lighthouse.

Freya came across a gaggle of girls who loved her and kept throwing a stick for her. She was in doggy heaven. Ray took a bunch of pictures for them standing together on the rocks. I sat on a rock and enjoyed watching the water. I saw 2 porpoises and 1 seal as well as a bunch of sea birds. Very peaceful.

Along the trail to the parking lot their are some huge fir trees. They were so tall Ray could not get it all in the picture! lol

After getting back to the car we were off to check out Whytecliff Park by Horseshoe Bay where we scuba dove many years ago.

After a short walk around there, it was time to meet our friends John and Joane Mahon at the Olive and Anchor Pub in Horseshoe Bay to catch up. We were a little early so Ray managed to take a few pictures of Horseshoe Bay.

Thanks for the lunch guys and it was fabulous seeing you.

Ray and I followed them back home to their house in West Van to finish our conversations and then it was time to hit the road. Unfortunately we hit the traffic again but it soon cleared for us after Boundary Road as we could use the HOV Lane again. A rather long day, especially for Ray but so worth it. The sunshine and views put smiles on our faces and Freya had a blast running all of the trails.

1 comment:

  1. It looks as though suffering through the traffic was worth it as you got some really great pictures!