Fields of Wildflowers

Fields of Wildflowers

Tide was out at Cable Bay

Tide was out at Cable Bay

Yesterday we walked the Cable Bay Trail to Joan Point.  It was a beautiful day and quiet on the Trail when we started.  Two and half hours later, the time we left, people were flocking into the park!

Beautiful wildflowers

Beautiful wildflowers

There were fields of wildflowers here and there throughout the park – every opening in the canopy above was on opportunity to bloom.  Along  the edge of water just above the waterline were more blooms.  What a tremendous sea of colour at some points!

Oregon Junco

Oregon Junco

While walking to Joan Point a Oregon Junco stopped to pose for me.  I spent quite a bit of time just watching as he hopped over the mosses and around the bushes collecting dinner!

I had never been to Dodd’s narrows at Joan Point and what an incredible experience.  To hear the water roaring through the channel and watch the boats maneuver through the eddy’s and whorls of water – awe inspiring!

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I wish a picture could convey the power and force of water we were watching!

Amazing power

Amazing power

Whorls and swirls of water

Whorls and swirls of water

This was no gentle lapping of wave or even pounding of surf – this was a tremendous force of nature being channeled into a space to small and contained to hold it!  The boats coming through were being pushed and accelerated by currents of water under great pressure!  The one we saw going against the tide was moving at full throttle and almost floating above the water – it had too to escape the pull of the currents going against its direction of movement!

Sea stars and anemones!

Sea stars and anemones!

The tide was quite low and along the water line we could see colonies of Sea Anemones vying with Sea Stars for space along the rock faces.  There were kelp beds beside the rocks and seaweed festooning the surfaces as well!

A very beautiful and awe-inspiring place to visit and very much worth the hike in.  I would like to go back and be prepared to spend some time watching the water and exploring the shoreline.

Beautiful - visually serene but the sound of the water told of the currents below!

Beautiful – visually serene but the sound of the water told of the currents below!

I hope that you enjoyed the walk!

Happy Viewing

Lynette