This afternoon we grabbed some caffeinated beverages from a local coffee joint and headed to what is probably our favourite place in the city, Stanley Park. I couldn’t take in enough of the fresh autumn air.
I love this time of year because the park just seems alive, from squirrels rustling up some grub for the winter fattening to little streams and creeks popping up all over the place.
Trekking along the muddy Tatlow Walk, over to Rawlings, and down the Third Beach Trail, we had to check in on an old friend (“Sam“), a 800-1,000 year old tree that was toppled recently due to unstable soil.
I must give the Parks Board kudos (for once) since they have left him where he fell to become a nursery log and have routed the trail around all 130 feet of him.
At the bottom of Third Beach Trail we took a walk around the Sea Wall, which isn’t officially supposed to open until this coming Friday.
This was our first time on this part of the sea wall since it closed almost a year ago, and it was also the first time I had walked it in that direction (since you’re supposed to go East to West). The following are photos of the “forbidden” and still-closed side of the sea wall, which honestly doesn’t look very close to safely opening.
All photos for the walk today can be viewed in my Stanley Park Flickr Set.