Tag Archives: hiking

Fresh water turtle hike

Within Turtle Swamp Wetlands, there was a wide trail amongst Australia’s best vegetation. If I’d visited in the spring, the ground would have been covered in wildflowers. But when I arrived on Russell Island, it was winter, or at least that’s what the locals thought a twenty-three degree day was. Continue reading Fresh water turtle hike

Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

This was one of Vancouver’s best city locations for a hike. Not only were there plenty of trails away from traffic, but many were up hill. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

A galah spotting hike

The Whites Hill to Carindale Bikeway started opposite Brisbane’s Carindale Shopping Centre, but I avoided that starting point because of the noise of the traffic along Creek Road. Continue reading A galah spotting hike

A hidden park

Myrtle Park wooded area, opposite North Vancouver’s Strathcoma Park, lay hidden behind suburbia. If it wasn’t for two hikers walking towards the entrance I might have missed it completely. Continue reading A hidden park

A sight for sore eyes?

An ugly cement structure sat overlooking Indian Arm at the end of North Vancouver’s Malcolm Lowry Trail. It looked like something built during WWII, but it was dated 1916. When Robert Dollar came from California, he constructed this mill site which included homes for key employers and bunk beds for the mill workers. While this was a large operation, all that remained when I visited, was the burner foundation. Continue reading A sight for sore eyes?

Hiking Malcolm Lowry Trail

From North Vancouver’s Cates Park was a hiking trail that followed the shoreline where once author Malcolm Lowry lived in one of the squatters’ shacks during the 1940s. He was the author of Under the Volcano that won the Governor General’s award. I discovered two plaques dedicated to the author along the route. Continue reading Hiking Malcolm Lowry Trail