“Did we just reach a Low Point?”

After messing around in Salmon Cove, finding a hermit crab and generally fooling around with water (always fun, no matter the temperature), we meandered north along Route 70 for a ways, stopping here and there to see things that looked interesting. We dipped down into Spout Cove, which is one of those places that I’ve…

“It’s a long way down,” she said, archly.

At one point along yesterday’s journey, we stopped to grab a geocache. It promised a great view and the hint indicated that it lay behind a dormant ants’ nest. We pulled off at the indicated parking area, at the Flambro Head Heritage Society Look Out/Rest Stop, found the trail head and started towards the cache….

Making a Spectacle of Ourselves: walking Spectacle Head in Cupids

We took a jaunt out to Cupids today to walk up Spectacle Head. On sober (well, semi-sober) reflection, it might have been a bit much for two still-slightly-sick people on a cold, windy day. As is the way with such things, we didn’t realize this until we were 75% up the hill and then there…

Stiles Cove and the East Coast Trail

It was a beautiful morning and we just had to be out in it. We weren’t sure where precisely to go and then I remembered that a new-ish geocache had been published on my favourite sections of the East Coast Trail, the portion between Stiles Cove and Red Head. Since Stiles Cove is quite tucked…

Signal Hill

It was an almost magical, perfect afternoon up on Signal Hill. Chilly, mind you, but lovely. We headed up to find a geocache and I took the camera and tripod along for the ride. The clouds were fluffy and full and the place was crawling with people. It was gorgeous, though. We have a couple…

Sometimes it rains in Vancouver

It promised to be a wet old day in Vancouver today, so I packed accordingly, determined not to let the over-saturated atmosphere impede my explorations in any way. At daybreak, I headed back to Granville Island to bag the few geocaches that I had missed the day before. I spotted a mermaid during my travels:…

Burnaby Lake with Flat Katherine

Today Flat Katherine and I went geocaching around Burnaby Lake. Along the way, Flat Katherine stopped to play with the fishies on the fence. In Burnaby, the chain link fences of parks and playgrounds are often decorated with fish, birds, people playing and the like. It’s a very neat art project and makes the playgrounds…