Creating this Wild Pacific Cove nature mandala while staying home. Lots of time for inspiration now!
Original Wild Pacific Cove photo below. I took this photo while hiking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, Canada. A fairly easy ascent brings you to breathtaking views of the wild pacific coast. I can’t wait to get back there again soon!
It was a wonderful summer day to have a Parksville Wetlands walk. A great place to enjoy many different species of plants, animals and fungi.
A short distance to the trail head we passed through rolling meadows with hard hack blooming. There is a gravel trail to walk on that changes into a soft forest path as you enter the main trail. Also there is a sign so you know you are in the right place!
Over the railroad track and into the forest we go. No trains are running on this track today but maybe one day the train will go by as it use to.
The Oceanspray was blooming and the white flowers were draped everywhere on the paths. I felt like I was in a magic forest. It was very enchanting.
Beautiful red columbine flowers were also in bloom. They are vibrant red in color so they really stand out.
In conclusion, I am very thankful for all these day trails in the Parksville area. Easily accessible and a great place to find peace and serenity. Chill out time in nature is important to body, mind and soul.
Coming back from a trip to Nanaimo we stopped at Sebastian beach. The blue colors were spectacular and the view was magnificent.
An easy beach to walk and lots of shells and rocks to beach comb. There are private homes on this beach but many are well hidden behind greenery and beach logs.
Also this beach area would be a fantastic place to kayak or paddle board with some gentle waves hitting the shore today. The water is fairly shallow on the beach side which would be good for kids. A little deeper out and the swimming is great! Be careful on the rocks which are very slippery when wet.
I love to walk on the sandstone rocks with all their wonderful patterns and shapes. On one side you can look deep into the ocean and if you are lucky, see some sea creatures.
Views to the north Courtenay area are clear and spectacular. You will definitely be amazed by all the nature vibes.
In conclusion, take a quick trip to Sebastian beach next time you are near Lantzville on Vancouver Island. Besides the beautiful views it is a nice location for a coffee break or a picnic.