Didn’t sleep well. Missing home and family a bit, and very sad for the missing kittenface. It wasn’t raining though, so thats a start. I feel like it rains a lot here in Winter. Not even proper rain, but often just grey and drizzly. Time to go to the rockies I think, where it will be cold, but at least we’ll have snow, and wilderness.
We went with the Hostel over to the Lynn Canyon Park area, where they have a suspension bridge over a very pretty canyon. There is a small area of woodland kept around it, so you can walk over the bridge, and then up and down the river, without much indication that there is a major city nearby. Except for the people, always seems to be a lot of people at all the parks we have been to, I think simply because they’re near cities, and popular. I guess it didn’t help either, that around 40 people from the hostel were there :)
The main suspension bridge is across quite a deep gorge, 50 metres deep. There didn’t seem to be a limit to the number of people who were allowed on the bridge at once, so it was a bit of a nervous walk for me, with well over 20 people making the bridge sway.
The waterfalls were pretty, and there was a slight woodland mist writhing through the trees.
We wandered up the river to 30 foot pool. Perhaps that is how big it is? It is a area of spread out calm water, before the river moves off over rocks. It is very clear, you can see to the bottom, and is a forest green colour. If you look upstream, the canyon before the pool is very deep, and there is a waterfall feeding it.
We walked up the stairs, back around to the bridge, then down to the twin falls area. This was pretty amazing, with a couple of falls, and a mass of water being chuted down between rocks, to fall in a frothy mass of white at the base. Massive tree trunks were lying on the rocks to the far side of the falls, where they had been moved in high water, then settled.
The whole area was lovely, it made me think of typical canada woods that you see on tv, all pretty trees, rocks, and flowing river. Many of the trees were covered in a thick layer of draping moss, bright green in the gloom.
We got to ride a ferry and some buses, we are definitely figuring out how to ride the buses, with the immense help of google maps on my phone.