Monday, March 26, 2012

1001 Steps Down & Through The Tunnel

CHECKERED SHADOWS lined the way as I carefully walked down the 1001 Steps in Ocean Park with my neighbour. The afternoon was sunny and a long awaited spring feeling was in the air.

Although there are probably fewer than a thousand steps, it is still a long way down zigzagging through trees and shrubbery.

We reached the slender path that winds along the bay and railway track.

Soon we arrived at a tunnel beneath the track that leads to the beach. Young people gather there leaving bold indecipherable messages.

The tunnel is only a few yards long.

Rocks made it difficult to leisurely walk so we sat on some stones and listened to gulls cry out and water flow along the rambling shore.

The tide was high but the waves were low and gently lapping.

A pet chewed on a log intently as if it had a rare magnificent prehistoric bone in its grip. An inukshuk blended in with the scenery.

We lingered letting the warmth of the sun wash over us. The tunnel in the background was a beacon of color and an entryway to climbing back up the challenging but doable 1001 Steps.

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  1. I love the shadows on the steps. Beautiful area for a walk. I like the bold colors of the letters and perhaps just as well they aren't legible.

  2. After living there all those years, I have never been. But now I feel like I went, I can smell the ocean, and feel the sun on my skin.

    A beautiful place to live.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  3. So wonderful to walk down 1001 Steps through your camera, seeing the green beginning on the trees, and almost smelling the familiar perfume of ocean and train tracks that signify our peninsula.
    Gorgeous shadows on the steps.

  4. Great series!! I really like those steps with the shadows. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Great shots on the stairs ... all the shadows. Contrast with the colors of the graffiti. Can't beat waling along the ocean!

  6. Terrific captures of a really beautiful place! That is a LOT of steps -- glad I got to enjoy them through your photos -- my old knees are not fond of stairs!! Kids do leave colorful paintings, don't they and, yes, it may be just as well that the letters aren't too legible! Great look at your world today!! Enjoy your week!


  7. Beaztiful pics, especially the first with the steps and shadows.

    Greetings from Germany,

  8. Th shadows on the steps was pretty to look at. I probably would get quite winded climbing up those steps, taking a breather at times. Thanks for the tour of your walk on a nice day.

  9. Thank you for this adventure very much. Please have a good Tuesday.

  10. Thanks for taking us on your outing! The shadows in your first pic are amazing. it looks like a checkered floor!

  11. Looks like a beautiful place for a walk, and is was a wonderful weekend for it too.

  12. Beautiful place and I love the shadows !
    Not stairway to heaven but stairway down to the ocean... love it.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

  13. Your lovely shots give me a real feeling of spring!

  14. Beautiful shots!
    I loved BC when I visited.
    My world!

  15. The photos are wonderful. It looks like such a lovely place, except for the graffiti....sad.

  16. Walking down is easy compared to walking up.

  17. I love these steps just crisscrossing over the land. Thanks for guiding us along these nice places

  18. It's great your first picture! I like the rest, but this is outstanding.


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