At week 34 post separation, I was in Vancouver Canada visiting my son.
On my last day we went bike-riding through Stanley Park. It was great – an easy trail.
I had a fantastic time and simply lived for the moment and while I was cycling along I was taking in every part of the journey – the trees, the ground, the sky, the flowers, the people, the water, the views, the boats, the crowds, the grass… I wanted to capture it all and so – and even though I am NOT a photographer – I went click, click, click with my camera in order to capture every single moment I was enjoying. The pictures say it all.
We started out our journey in North Vancouver where we caught a bus to Stanley Park.
The ride took us through a public area first with lots of pedestrians, babies in back-packs or prams, people on bikes, people roller-blading. Then we went out of this area into an initially paved trail then into a forested glen shaded by trees onto a gravel bridle trail that we were able to bike along.
After a while we came to beaver lake where we saw some ducks and a chipmunk,
Then we cycled through more wooded trails
with Cyprus and other mountains in the background…
a taste of the busy city life with cargo ships and sailing ships passing us by.
Then further along the foreshore on to Enoch bay beach where there were many people enjoying the spring day.
And what a beautiful May spring day it was ….
Here we indulged in some decadent foods before heading back through the park then caught the bus back to North Vancouver.
And while I was cycling and riding along I was thinking and planning my life’s way forward. This ride – an easy trail yet so enjoyable – was so much like my vision in December of wanting to take the easier trail through life …. no more mountains.…
On this beautiful spring day i was enjoying in the northern hemisphere, I was positively sure that it was a clear message sent to me – that there is an easier way, there is a way you can manage, there is the easier trail that you can take through life ……. no more climbing mountains…….. take hold of life one manageable step at a time.
beautiful post and pictures! BC is God’s country for sure and I love Stanely Park! My name is Diana and I am Canadian (stolen from a cheesy commercial)
Excuse my ignorance… what is the commercial?
it was an old ad they used to run here…let me see if i can find one…hang on… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtVrDPhHBg
A delightful post. Loved the metaphor. “If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking”. 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous pictures… it must’ve been a fabulous adventure.
Thanks for stopping by my post and your comment. yes very positive experience!
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Enjoyed this. Was like a walk in the park 🙂 Lovely photos too.
It was a great day 🙂