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.
Located in the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island is a beautiful piece of nature called 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.
This beach is very easy to walk and is surrounded by trees, sun, and surf. What more could you want in life?
Listening to the sound of the water breaking in on the shore is very relaxing and clears your mind. As humans we sometimes think too much. Calming the mind is important to your health and happiness.
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 tall on the beach and appeared as a watcher of all activities. I have seen similar driftwood creatures on other beaches but this one is exceptional.