A beautiful afternoon: time for another walk around our neighbourhood, this time in the opposite direction. To read about a previous walk, click here.
Off we went to the park, Bowen Park, dodging and ducking the disc golf players and their flying frisbees.
Spring is late here in Nanaimo, but finally the trees are blossoming.
and some of the wildflowers too!
We followed a trail into the forest,
through the rhododendron grove (not yet in its glory, but soon!),
and down to the Millstone River,
with its side channel for spawning salmon in the autumn.
We rambled through second growth forest,
with the river thundering along beside us. Although small, there is a lot of water rushing along with all this rain and snow melt.
From Bowen Park we crossed the road to Buttertubs Marsh.
Lots starting to bloom here too, and the scent was delicious.
City sounds were muted; mostly all we could hear was birdsong. We saw an osprey, pileated woodpeckers, and mallards.
We left the marsh by a restored miner’s cottage,
walking up past the school,
and back to our neighbourhood.
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