A sanity break at Lighthouse Park

November 4, 2016

There is a lovely park near me at Point Atkinson in West Vancouver. Lighthouse Park.
There’s a storybook lighthouse…


…and a little home for the lighthouse keeper…


…and a little, well tended veggie garden. It’s such a lovely, bucolic spot to visit and take photos.


But the real magic of this park is the surrounding 75 hectares of old growth rainforest.


That’s pretty rare to find in a city, and so necessary for recharging.


And at this time of year, after days and days of rain, walking thru the forest is so magical. Everything is wet and green and dripping and alive.




You can stay in the forest here, or walk down to the ocean and the rocks and beaches and lovely little private coves.



And a new vista to the lighthouse and Vancouver just across Burrard Inlet.


The best thing to do is find a comfortable space and just stay a while.






And then walk back out thru the beautiful forest and get on with your day. 😀



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  • Reply laura November 4, 2016 at 7:49 am


  • Reply tammy j November 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

    and the pictures you’ve shared of it have just fed my own soul!
    thank you.

  • Reply tammy j November 4, 2016 at 8:52 am

    how funny! that question mark was supposed to be a little heart.
    it apparently lost in translation!
    the only question mark would be… how come i’m not there seeing it for MYSELF! LOLOL! xo

  • Reply Jill November 4, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful, I felt I was there with you.
    Thank you

  • Reply Sheryl November 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Walks like that on the coast really do fill the empty spots in our souls. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it. *hugs*

  • Reply PSC November 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Gorgeous photos, Veronica — I thoroughly enjoyed the walk. (But added my own internal dialog to your narrative…. ‘And then walk back out thru the beautiful forest and get on with your day. ?’… “Or not.” 😉

  • Reply ebejerdianne@gmail.com November 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Just stunning images. So enjoyed them!

  • Reply Barb November 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    What great fungi! I took a deep breath and just relaxed into the lovliness. Some days we’re given gifts like this.

  • Reply Carole Reid November 5, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Oh you’ve captured the magic and majesty of Lighthouse Park, Veronica!
    It’s been years since we’ve been there. Maybe a day trip off the Island next spring.
    Take care. xo Carole

  • Reply daryledelstein November 8, 2016 at 5:31 am

    these are superb … i love that lighthouse

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Oh V what a beautiful post .. I can nearly smell the dampness. I just love these images .. You have such a wonderful eye. What a lovely place to visit .. Thank you for sharing this with us 😀

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