Sometimes we travel far, overlooking treasures right under our nose. One prize, five minutes drive away, is the Rocky Point Trail in Port Moody.
Bikers career a path twenty metres from the sea, while hikers spy the vista right next to the inlet, Burrard Inlet. Trees filter the sunlight so it’s usually cool during summer. Visual feasts lurk round every corner, like bleeding hearts or skunk cabbage. It’s not uncommon to catch sight of a heron when the tide’s low, stalking the mud flats.
Turner and Noons Creeks cascade to the sea, crossing the path where in spawning season, it’s easy to spot salmon veering upstream. I never fail to notice something I haven’t spotted before. There’s always others wandering along this piece of paradise too.
It’s important to remind ourselves of the gems close by instead of searching afar to where we dream to venture.