It was a lovely afternoon and Carolyn and I had some time to enjoy a small adventure so we decided to visit the Spit and enjoy a short walk around the beach and area. The drive down took a bit longer than expected as when we approached the entrance to Crescent Beach a train was crossing the road and it took almost 10 minutes for it to clear. A number of drivers turned around. I am not sure where they were going as this was the only way into the beach area. I guess they just decided to go somewhere else.
Once across the tracks we made directly for the spit and its parking area, it was quite full but a number of cars were leaving so we found a spot to park quite quickly and then we set out on foot along the main path that leads to the far north end of the spit. It was a lovely walk in the sun and breeze with just enough cloud in the sky to add some interest to the photos. There were a number of wild flowers in bloom so I was able to capture some interesting photos of the flowers and various logs along the beach area.
Turning back we set off along the east going trail to the far side of the spit along the Nicomekl River. I was able to find a fair number of interesting shots with the lower sun angle and we enjoyed the fresh air coming off the bay. The walk along the trail was pleasant and all too soon we were heading back into the parking lot. There were many families on the beach sunning themselves and barbequing their dinners. A popular place for a Saturday evening. But we continued through their midst and soon found our car for the drive back home. It was a very refreshing short outing and well worth the time to get there. We really do have so many little jewels right in our backyards here in South Surrey. I really do need to come back here far more often but then I say that after every visit.