Alien Landscape

Our Vancouver trip is pretty much over – I’m writing this from the airport waiting for our flight. Over the next few days I want to post a few more pictures from a wonderful visit to a wonderful city. This post will deal with our hike around Lynn Canyon park. The part includes a suspension bridge, similar to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but free.

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Enjoyable, and exhilarating, as that was, it isn’t the main theme of this post. Today I want to focus on the incredible, almost alien, landscape in the park. I’ll start with a picture of a back-lit moss covered tree, with curving branches that almost looked like they were reaching out to you. Jan noted that if this were a Dr. Who episode, you would expect the trees to begin moving toward you.

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The trees curved in the most unexpected ways, like this tree that grew at an angle over the path, then suddenly turned straight up. I suppose it is an example of the lengths that plants will go to as they follow the sun.

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And then there was this – I really have no idea what to make of it…

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Everywhere you looked there were scenes that I can only describe as utterly alien – at least to me.

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The uprooted trees looked like a beast stalking us.

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But of course, when you looked up it was clear you were in a rain forest.

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A forest that had been logged a long time ago.

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The life of the current forest was growing from the old forest everywhere you looked.

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And when I say “growing from the dead forest” I mean that literally.

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And of course, the running water through the canyon.

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I love the colour of the water.

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I’ll close with a picture showing clearly that even in a rain forest, there is always the danger of fire.

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If you have the chance, I highly recommend a walk through Lynn Canyon park. It makes a lovely outing for a sunny day.

 

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4 Responses to Alien Landscape

  1. That’s really beautiful ! 🙂

  2. sarasinart says:

    They are all gorgeous pictures. That must have been an amazing walk thru there.

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