“Live in the sunshine,swim the sea, drink the wild air…” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
While most people refer to Surrey as the suburbs, for me it’s always been ‘city life’.
I hear the noise of traffic that most people might not even hear, loudly. The pace of life, the hustle, bustle and crime just become too much sometimes and at times the impatience I feel with all of it demands escape.
When that happens… often prompted by a valued long time reader and friend… it’s time to head off as far away from people as I can get, and reconnect with what keeps the core of my being whole.
As someone who grew up in northern BC, nature has always been a part of my life but with every day I grow older I feel a stronger pull back to those roots nurtured by my parents.
There is tremendous peace to be found in heights and sights not seen by the madding crowd. While I enjoy immensely the sea at Porteau Cove… and the happiness shown by those visitors who are new to the inherent beauty of our province… I find more pleasure in travelling the road less traveled to places like Diamond Head trail-head in Garibaldi Park.
To see and be able to detail the views that sweep away everything but the reverence of this amazing land we live in,is to put words to the indescribable.Even I am incapable of doing so.
From sunbeams so ethereal they seem otherworldly, to water so clear you can see every grain of sand on the bottom, to the sky so blue it nearly hurt the eyes to look at it… today was an incredible day.
We really do live in one of the most diverse, unique places on earth and our natural areas provide not only immense relief from the demands of our daily lives, but endless tourism opportunities. Let’s not screw this up…ok?
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