Curiosity takes me to Nanaimo, British Columbia
Looking through the porthole of the ferry was vaguely like looking into a mirror. Instead of seeing my frizzy hair, messy from camping, I saw my nature therapy; needed after dropping my son at university. While I am excited for him, it was definitely difficult to say goodbye!
Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.
― Sarah Kay
I’m not sure what it is about the ocean and Vancouver Island, but I do love both and was happy to be back after about five years. I will have an excuse to go more frequently now and explore some different places. It was rainy but that only highlighted the changing colours, surprising to me that it is so early in Vancouver.
I was really hoping to see some whales or seals from the ferry, but all I managed was a seagull. I had forgotten how much bigger they are than the gulls we have in Alberta.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. -Blaise Pascal
Neck Point Park in Nanaimo was a great place to go to inhale the smell of lush cedar trees and see beaches strewn with driftwood.
Drfitwood is home to gribbles and shipworms which decompose the wood, providing nutrients back into the foodchain. Shipworms are called “termites of the sea” as they will destroy wooden structures under the water like piers. Who knew??
One last picture of the colours from the ferry. As much as I am sad that summer seems to be over (from a temperature perspective), I love fall colours!