On a suny afternoon I dropped into the smallest park I know, two park benches, one was occupied. A nice couple on bikes having a rest and smelling the salt water. This small park is at the end of the road with the same name, adjacent to the Mosquito Creek between Mosquito Creek Marina and the Yacht Club to the west.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey In half an hour we saw an Osprey landing and perching on the closest light pole.
more pictures later ….
Then a mink http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mink exploring the shoreline,
and later an otter swimming by, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otter ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_River_Otter
all in half an hour! You can sit there all day and see the tide rise and ebb, and you will get a natural experience right in the middle of North Vancouver.
Addition…….. Walked the Lynn Creek Trail this evening, from Marine Drive to the highway bridge, up one side, down the other, that takes about one hour, a nice walk. One can take shorter parts of the trail, from the ocean to The Baden Powell Trail.
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