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Sombrio Beach Hike

All photos taken on May 19, 2022.

As we drove back out of Parkinson Creek to the chorus of HOLE! the question of what to do next was put to the group. B had another hike in mind, but was Patty up to it and was anyone else interested. Nobody had made a decision by the time we got back to Highway 14, so I turned right and the decision was made. We were going to do another short hike to Sombrio Beach to finish off our hiking day.

On arriving at the parking lot, we realized we had been here before with Pat’s Dad in 2018. Even at that point, he was not capable of walking that far, so we just drove away. There were 2 trails down and we chose the longer trail to the right.

The trailhead

now, this path is so much better

forest splendour


enjoying the saunter

the West trail was shorter and included a suspension bridge, so, off we went

at the suspension bridge – Benji has his doubts

Benji transport was soon arranged

at the other end

looking out to the beach

looking back inland

just past the bridge, the trail exit was blocked for landscape rehab – would have been good to know that at the start—so we turned back

babbling brook

We finally arrived at the promised beach (separate post) and sat down to enjoy the sunny day. Our relaxation over, we hiked back to the car, glad we had turned right after our first hike.


descriptive signage

on the way out


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Sombrio Beach Hike

    1. It was abnormally cool there for May. But, us Canadians were fine with that. I have been hearing how hot Texas is and am glad we seldom go warmer that +37 (98.6 F) for a few summer days. Thanks for reading Crystal. Allan

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    1. We think alike Glen. I know when the kids were younger, we would often go on long walks. Usually at the turn around point, I would hear the words “Carry Me Daddy”. I would like to be the one uttering those words on some longer hikes. Thanks for reading Glen. Allan

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    1. It was a nice easy saunter compared to what we had done in the morning. Walking is such a great pursuit for exercise and relaxation (except on Parkinson). Thanks for reading Lynette. Allan

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