On Tuesday while it was still very cold it was sunny and bright and the bone-chilling breeze of the day before had died down so we decided to head back out to Pitt Lake as this promised some easy walking with good views.
These views from McNeil Road across farmland in Pitt Meadows.
Looking East towards Golden Ears Provincial Park.
The views along Rannie Road leading towards Pitt-Addington Marsh and the lake.
Are we there yet ?
Further along Rannie Road, almost at the park entrance.
Once parked we could see the waterways were all frozen.
Looking across the boat ramp and marina.
When we were last here with Mum and Dad in July the waterways were a hive of activity. On this cold November day all is quiet, including the canoe rental hut.
We get onto the nature trail running East from the parking lot. Mojo is convinced there’s something interesting in this tree.
This trail is much easier to walk today than it was in the summer when it was somewhat overgrown.
So there’s plenty of stick-fetching to help keep warm.
Looking North-East from the nature trail.
One of several fallen trees, probably due to recent snowfall and also the winds that followed.
Looking North across the frozen ponds.
North-West across Pinecone Burke Provincial Park.
We reach the observation tower (and of course Mojo is first up !). The low sun at this time of year means no good photos to the South, just this one looking South-East across the frozen marsh.
Then the view North-East along the dyke where we will continue to walk.
North-West across Pinecone Burke.
Views to the North.
We continue along the trail onto the wider open dyke.
Another tree to be jumped over.
The wide dyke trail turns North to head towards Pitt Lake.
A panorama view from this location.
We follow the dyke to the base of Pitt Lake and turn Westerly along the gravel road which heads back towards the parking lot.
Views North up the lake.
We reach the second observation tower and get these views to the North-East.
Due East towards Golden Ears with the frozen marsh on the right of the trail and the unfrozen lake to the left.
The last views to the North-West from the tower before we head back to the warmth of the car and head home. A stunningly beautiful walk and perfect for a crisp winters day.