Tag Archives: biking trails

pulau ubin’s chek jawa wetlands

The few tourists on the island rented bikes. But when I biked around Taiwan’s Taitung, I had to watch the road, and missed some of the sights. So I hiked to Chex Jawa Wetlands’ boardwalk, and was rewarded with spotting butterflies, but not so lucky to discover a wild boar glaring at me through the forest.

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A hike to Point Ormond Hill

I headed south past the lighthouse along the path that meandered close to Port Phillip Bay. On this perfect autumn day, there were plenty of bikers and hikers taking advantage of the sunny conditions. Off shore, sail boats bobbed over the choppy sea while wavelets splashed against the rocks below. Continue reading A hike to Point Ormond Hill

False Creek Hiking/Biking Trail

With several hours to kill between movies at the Vancouver International Film Festival recently, I took off along the False Creek Trail under a sunny fall sky. Heading for Grandville Island, a four kilometre one way hike, I followed the paved route by shimmering water. Continue reading False Creek Hiking/Biking Trail

DeBoville Slough, PoCo

Apart from an easy hike along this Port Coquitlam trail, there were two other reasons to take the walk this summer. First, the abundant flowering of fireweed motivated me. The native plant grew intermittently along the route and it’s useful for skin conditions from dry skin to eczema. Continue reading DeBoville Slough, PoCo

Vancouver’s Stanley Park

This is my daughter’s favourite park in the world. I get the attraction. It’s a huge 400 hectare site with a nearly nine kilometres of walk/cycle/roller blade trail that skirts the park plus internal trails. The view of the ocean and surrounding coastline is to die for and I’m impressed too. Continue reading Vancouver’s Stanley Park