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.
It was a lovely day to catch the Spider Lake fall reflections. The water was very calm and a beautiful shade of blue. Nature is the mirror image of spiritual reality. You can really feel that here.
This park is very peaceful and quiet – a real zen zone. I always enjoy the fresh air and clarity of the water.
This area was previously a gravel pit and now it is a fantastic recreation area for fisherman, kayaks, paddle boards, and swimmers. It is a good example of industrial land converted back into nature!
A short drive north of Parksville in the center of Vancouver Island, makes this a great place to visit. Nearby are the Horne Lake Caves which are equally as fun and interesting to visit. Please check out more in my blog post below.
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When I was living on the Sunshine Coast I remember the above Secret Beach sunset as spectacular! We had a collie dog who loved to swim so we would come down to the beach in the evening most days. She loved to swim and chase the stick into the water. I am very grateful to be able to live on the waterfront for a few years. With the ocean beside you life begins to become a series of waves – peaceful and calm. I really appreciate Zen chill out at the end of the day.
As you can see a beautiful orange glow shines off the ocean in the above sunset photo. There are many small pebbles on the beach. When the ocean waves roll in you can hear the sound of these pebbles as they roll on the beach. It was a very memorable experience to live in such a fantastic place.
Sunshine Coast equals = good memories and great nature. 🙂