Yesterday, walking the Trent River, we had a lonely hike, but we did not see another hiker at all; today we did another interesting walk through the town of Courtney from the salt marsh where the river enters Georgia Strait, along the Courtney River to the downtown area, where we shared the trail with many others enjoying the beautiful sunny day. We enjoyed part of this Courtney Riverway Heritage walkway previously during a day when we explored the downtown area, and I wanted to do the rest of it, so another sunny BC day provided an opportunity to do so.
This walkway was paved and lined for bicycles and pedestrians and ran along the river, giving beautiful views. It is
nice when cities keep waterfront areas as public land so everyone can enjoy the beauty of the river rather than just those who can afford to buy “Water-frontage” and “No Trespassing” signs. There were a few areas closer to the downtown section we walked earlier where some waterfront lots were privately owned, but most of it has been reclaimed as public. One section was owned by a large building supply store but you could see where this location was a historic site where supplies were unloaded to help develop this area in early days. Although no one owned water frontage on the section we walked today, the development along the other side of the walkway featured some lovely apartments and condo development which would have provided lovely views of the river.
We ended our walk by going under the 17th street bridge and up into the downtown area where we stopped for drinks and snacks at a local watering hole. A pleasant walk followed by a beer; life is good here on this side of the country.
|Wild Roses (I believe)|
|The Courtney River|
|Salt Marsh Again|
|Anyone know what this plant is?|
|Lots of Driftwood|