Last week we had some beautiful sunny weather for three days in a row. Jenny and I had been going on this lovely (and not so lovely) long walk - so one day I took the camera along and took some pictures to share.
We started out on a little path through the woods - up a small hill very close to our house.
We cross a small bridge that goes over a very small little stream -- there is Jenny waiting for me to stop fiddling around with the camera and catch up.
After coming out of the woods we come up to where they are widening the highway through our little village -- the equipment is right along the path that we must walk. It is very noisy and loud but when the workers see us coming they shut down the machines until we pass - which is great of them. They are moving all these big rocks around and they just roll everywhere.
Up the hill past another big machine. I have no idea what these big machines are actually called! You can see all the flags they have on the power lines so the big machines know where the power lines are and don't take any down as they work. The two lane highway that goes through here is being widened to four lanes. It is a project that got started for the Olympics but in reality this road should have been widened to 4 lanes 15 years ago. The traffic along this road is very busy with visitors and skiers going to Whistler plus all the people who live along here and commute to work in Vancouver ( Jim and I belonging to that group)
Then we walk past where they are building up the road and the new overpass. Not a very pretty site but it is very interesting to watch the process of a road being built. We live about 13 km north of Horseshoe Bay - the beginning of the "Sea to Sky" highway. Six years ago when we moved here the entire highway was two lanes. Now about 7 kms of it is 4 lanes and by 2009 the entire 13 kms will be 4 lanes. We have heard that during the Olympics there will be a bus full of people driving on the highway every 15 seconds!!!
We then headed down the hill towards the water -- over the railroad tracks and past the house that Harrison Ford filmed the movie "Firewall" (which wasn't really that good)
And this is where we are going - a little "off lease" park that Jenny can wander around in and chase a stick or two (but not bring them back!) This is the view south looking towards Horseshoe bay.
This is the view northwest looking towards Gambier Island and the Sunshine Coast.
Jenny - enjoying the view! I hope you enjoyed the walk.
I have been working on another Dear Jane block - so I have been quilting a bit.
So I will continue to make my blogging rounds and enjoy reading all your blogs - even if I was too busy to comment much this week.