Shelly Creek Adventures in Nature

Shelly Creek adventures in nature bike jump

 

Shelly Creek Adventures
Shelly Creek ravine
SHELLY CREEK ADVENTURES IN NATURE

I love to hike in Shelly Creek ravine close to my home.  It is peaceful and quiet even though there is a major highway and city nearby.  A few steps from the concrete city and you are immersed in the deep forest ravine of Shelly Creek.  The air is fresh and the ground is soft for a lovely hike in the woods.

Shelly Creek
Shelly Creek flowing down to the ocean

Shelly Creek has a large volume of water that flows down to the ocean in the winter.  During the summer months the creek disappears underground for most of the summer with only a few areas that pool for fish habitat.

Maidenhair fern Adiatum aleuticum
Maidenhair fern Adiatum aleuticum

Many interesting plants and fungi grow in the creek area.  Maidenhair ferns (Adiatum aleuticum) are very green and pretty.  They are found very close to the creek which would indicate their need for moisture.

Shelley Creek bike jump
Shelley Creek bike jump

Throughout the ravine are remnants of the old mountain bike trails.  The above bike jump is situated very high above the ravine.  Some of the jumps have been repaired in the last year but they still need some work before they are usable.  It would have be great to watch the riders maneuver these jumps!

Jack Russell Shelly creek
Jack Russell Shelly creek

Shelly Creek adventures in nature would be no fun without a canine companion.  Russell is always in the creek when the weather is hot or not!

Find your little local nature hide away and enjoy the healthy benefits of Mother Nature.

Ghost Pipe plant here

Turkey tail mushrooms

 

Florencia Bay Beach

Florencia Bay beach driftwood man
Florencia Bay beach
Florencia Bay beach
Florencia Bay beach

Located in the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island is a beautiful piece of nature – Florencia Bay beach.  A short walk in to the beach brings you into a natural paradise of sun and sand.  I have been visiting this beach for many years and it is still very untouched and natural.

Florencia Bay beach driftwood man
driftwood man

Lots of driftwood washes up here and some artistic folks enjoy the peaceful atmosphere to create their masterpieces.  I was very impressed with the above driftwood man.  He stood out on the beach and appeared as a watcher of all activities.

Florencia Bay beach go play outside
Go play outside

A perfect beach for a long walk while the tide is low.  Lots of interesting shells, rocks and sea creatures to be seen.  A fantastic beach to go play outside!

I hope you get a chance to visit your favorite beach this weekend.  Nature soothes and heals the tired human soul.  Being beside or in the ocean is my favorite place to be.

Likewise more to read on Pacific Rim National Park – Wickaninnish beach here


Nature waterfall

nature waterfall
Englishman River Falls fractal
Nature Waterfall

Englishman River nature waterfall fractal.  A beautiful place to get lost with someone you love!  Hiking in the fall is wonderful.  Seeing all the colors of nature puts me in a total chill out state of mind. Try it sometime and find peace of mind. 🙂

Englishman River in the summer here!

In the same fashion please watch this video of the Englishman River Falls.

Psybient Waters on Spotify here!

Surfing at Pacific Rim National Park

Surfing Pacific Rim National Park
Surfing at Pacific Rim National Park
Surfing at Pacific Rim National Park

A beautiful fall surfing experience in Pacific Rim National Park.
Celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday all year on the ocean waves.
This is a true nature experience on the edge of the Pacific rainforest.
I hope to make it back here real soon! 🙂

Surfing at Florencia Bay
Surfing at Florencia Bay

Lots of beach time at Florencia Bay located in the Pacific Rim National Park.  The surf is best in the winter months but gentle waves are present in all seasons.  Always check the conditions before heading out for a surf session.

Paddleboard Florencia Bay
Paddle-boarding at Florencia Bay

Another popular beach to surf at in the National park is at Wickaninnish Beach.  The beach is endless and the views are spectacular.  You can take a surf lesson here and check out the local visitor center and museum.  Life’s a beach!

Wickaninnish beach surf
Wickaninnish beach surf

Surfing at Pacific Rim is an unforgettable experience that will give you many fond memories of the incredible nature and surf.    Remember to go play outside and take your friends and family with you!

Go play outside
Go play outside at Pacific Rim National Park

Wickaninnish Beach more photos here!

More surfing on You Tube!

Mountain Ocean views

Mountain ocean view
Mountain ocean view
Mountain ocean view over the Georgia Strait

Canadian West coast nature with an emphasis on beauty.
An especially awesome fall mountain and ocean view over the Georgia Strait.

Mount Churchill
Mount Churchill

Mountains and the ocean look awesome together.  Such a contrast in height and textures.  Go play outside on Vancouver Island!

Nanoose marina
Nanoose marina views

A beautiful evening at Nanoose with many mountains to look at across the Georgia Strait.  Chill vibes at the end of the day are perfect. 🙂

Also check out this Sunshine Coast ferry sunrise!


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