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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Monday, March 1, 2010

The long, long, long ramp...

Mild temps again today and I think a lot of people in Canada are having Olympic withdrawl as well as hockey gold hangovers!
Went with the playmates down to Ed McGregor park here in Sooke which boasts probably the longest wheelchair ramp in the world...
There used to be a steep, woodsy trail from the top of the road down to the water until someone got the idea and the funding to make it more accessible to those with wheelchairs. It probably takes a good 7 or 8 minutes to walk down...or shorter if you run...
...but it's quite the engineering feat, this ramp.
Dodging trees and a steep incline all the way to the beach...
...and a view out to Juan de Fuca (said like 'fuke-ah') Straights with the government wharf in the foreground.
 The pretty Indian Plum is starting to bloom.
A trail along the water leads to a great boardwalk set on pylons out in the water...
Harmless graffiti...gone when the next rains come...
Quite often people come down here to do some crab fishing off the end of the dock. Today we were lucky enough to find a man who not only caught these...
...but was also finding these in his traps...
Massive sun-stars.
They are kin to star fish except have as many as 24 legs....
After having a good look, he tosses them back into the sea.
Rosie thought about coming down...
...and thought some more...
...and finally gathered the courage to come down the ramp! Good girl!
Another lovely day on the West Coast....

4 comments:

gz said...

Nice walk.
It's good to see plants starting to grow

myletterstoemily said...

lovely trail and photos. it made me happy
to see something growing somewhere
in the world.

congratulations on all your golds!

security fencing said...

Good catch! Wish I can find these as well.

brabantia ironing board cover said...

The crabs are gorgeous..how long did it take you to catch them?