I am very weather-dependent person :) Just don't want to get sick -looking at some others that do get sick at work, the feeling is miserable. Tried to reschedule slight timing for St. Mark Summit for the next day but ended up cancelling it. I just don't get the respect I needed when I ask for rescheduling. If I am not needed, I don't feel a point to stay. Well, next time for St. Mark Summit.
Sunday (Oct 25) - I am on a canoeing -hiking trip. That was exciting. I never thought I would do Widgeon Falls because I am afraid of water and I don't know how to swim. So, I drop my fear, put on the yellow life jacket and paddle my life off against the strong water at Pitt River and paddle through the slough, which the water became calmer. Fish began to exhibit their playground with algae and clear water. I am very amaze of their playground -so lively. My thought started to wonder what if I could look at it, in a closer look. Yet, reaching the point where the water is too shallow that we have to push our canoe was the climax of the trip. The canoe can no longer move due to insufficient buoyancy from the shallow water. Got myself wet. Luckily, MR. Google told me to bring extra clothes for canoe trip.
About 2 hours with the strong waves and shallow area, we reach our destination. The hike was easy with just an hour reaching Widgeon Falls -we are the only human there when we reach. The trail is quite cut off from the normal hikers due to the need to cross Pitt River. We had our lunch and quickly head back because we are running of daylight.
We paddle so hard during the way back but the canoe kept sticking together too.. We love each other so much. Nevertheless, we make thing interesting by racing the way back. Of course, I lose but I think it helps to bring us back by 6.30pm -20 min after the sunset. Wow, the day gets dark so quickly.
Ended up with amazing sushi dinner because our thoughts are with the fish underneath the water -they were so huge
Last Friday, after a mentoring meeting, I decided to go slightly further -to Kitsilano beach. It was so chilly and the sunshine was amazing. Thought to do some work at the beach but I couldn't because I am completely distracted by the beauty of the beach.
That's me having fun at the beach. It was quite a walk about 1.5 hours and I am so into walking by the beach that I can't find way back to the city. #that's how nature is so amazing
It was rainy throughout this weekend except Sunday. Our plan to camp got cancelled -again :( . The double rainbow made its appearance after the rain storm on Saturday -the biggest and fullest rainbow that I have ever seen. It choose to disappear rather quickly
Sunday morning walk to Steveston was blessed with clouds at the very least. The sun made its slight appearance through the cloud and we walk from Garry Point to Richmond Oval and back.
We have some fish and chips at Steveston and I had the kids meal. Probably the best for me- the way I ate. I would be wasting food that I ordered.
We had very nice Thanksgiving dinner, pampered with food and wine prepared by our friend. Fantastic dinner ended with playing with mahjong and nice night photos.
I hesitated to climb up because of the steepness and the scrambling. As the view is so enticing, I tried to scramble until I think it is too much. However, I made it at the top with 360° view of Vancouver (over looking Capilano dam), Mt. Baker from far aside, Mt. Brunswick, and the Lions Bay.
Not to mention, the many mountains that looks so tiny from above the Lions. Got very excited at the top that we took pictures and selfies using tripod. It is worth-it to carry tripod up-and-down the trails :)
This is a trail that one needs to do once a lifetime.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.