A three mile walk sideways across the ‘hood

March 13, 2017

So this happened last week.
Chloe asked for my car to drive to Whistler for an sunset snowmobiling tour, and I said sure. Then delays and changed dates, end result was I had a farewell supper to attend and no car!

No Problem. As the day was fair and the recent snow melted, I relished the chance to walk the three miles.

I walked down my block, past the little park where families were having some fun on the putting green,
past our neighbourhood coffee shop, and past the local, little book exchange.
Don’t you love the little book exchanges? Do you have one in the hood?

It seems that spring has sprung here on the West Coast and thru Victoria Park the evidence was overwhelming.

You know, I so love winter flowers.
Out of the year’s blooms, I have to say that winter blooms are the most important to me because they give me so much hope. I’m not a good “bleak days of winter” person.

Thru Victoria Park and past a historic (but completely restored) school. Lovely to see so many families out and about.

Just to make sure people know where the sidewalk is!

At the end of block that the school is on, there is a little communal garden still all tucked up for the winter.

My hood has lots of public art in strange little places.
Look at this small, wet area bounded by a rocky shelf.

Here’s a closer look into the sculpture in the centre. Isn’t it amazing?

That was the sideways part, and now down the hill I have to go, down to the ocean.

Across a bridge to get onto the other side of the railway tracks…

And finally I’m at the shore.

Look at that Harbour seal grabbing the last rays of the sun.

Today there seemed to be a parking lot for barges right in front of Spirit Trail park.

So I had to walk around the barges to get a good view of Downtown.

The evening crow migration began. Each evening, thousands of crows fly to Burnaby for their nightly roost.

I stayed at the park as long as I could looking at the little boats, at downtown…

…and at the people playing with their dogs in the dog park…

…and then the sun set and I had a supper to attend, so I walked on.

My friend Carol gave me a ride home. 😀

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8 Comments

  • Reply Susan March 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Your hood is most beautiful. Love the whimsical art – sidewalk pics, mosaic tile display, stone work and hidden carving. Your winter blooms are so inviting, especially so because tomorrow I expect 16-24 inches of snow and high winds. People enjoying all the outdoor spaces makes for an outstanding community. Vancouver is truly a special place. I enjoyed your outstanding photos. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Esther bradley-detally March 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Delightful

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks March 14, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I love that mosaic art!
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  • Reply Kathleen March 14, 2017 at 3:50 am

    I so enjoyed that stroll with you!
    What a beautiful place you live in—simply breathtaking!!
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  • Reply daryledelstein March 15, 2017 at 4:14 am

    what a charming trip .. i love the hidden sculpture and the sidewalk symbols … fabulous .. i am so glad C took the car and you took this walk and shared it!
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  • Reply Shammy March 15, 2017 at 6:22 am

    So nice that you didn’t have to walk 3 miles home in the dark. What a lovely neighbourhood. The hidden faces are delightful. I wonder if they come to life after midnight.
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  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow March 17, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Wow. Lovely ‘hood!

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm March 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Oh what a wonderful day out .. love love the images V! And that sculpture .. gosh. The artwork on the pahs is fancy too ..and very helpful. But that school garden, how wonderful .. super post my friend 😀

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