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Alberni Inlet Trail: To the Coast

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It’s that time of year again, actually let’s be honest.. this actually happens at all times of the year 🙂 However, I have a new hiking partner and what happens when you put two adventurous souls together?? New Trails!

Let me introduce: Alberni Inlet Trail, Port Alberni BC

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Foxgloves as tall as me, lining the trails.

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Bee's Pollenating, love seeing that.

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After getting through the traditional route and leaving the path leading to the Scout Lookout – we encountered quiet.. bliss.. that spongy green flora that is so aesthetically beautiful and tangibly quiet. My soul yearns, literally yearns for this.

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As we wandered along the winding path, we were greeted by a hummingbird.. It was friendly, following us for a time.

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Hummingbird Love, Beauty, Intelligence, Spirit Messenger that represents friendship and playfulness.

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A ravine; leading us towards the ocean.

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Natures windows, naturally framed.

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You are here.

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I love it when magically, seemingly magically the light breaks through the trees, highlighting all that is good and just in the world.

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This held me for a time, a bubbling waterfall.

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These are the types of places that I love the best, unexpected, safe, green, with movement, weather it’s wind or water… It restores me.

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Through out the whole trail I was very impressed that how well it was maintained.

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Interesting, two roads moment.. we were at a cross road. The trail shifted directly up – meaning we were about to embark on the long winding climb to get out of this trail system. OR there was a relatively unused trail leading towards the ocean. I made my case for walking just five minutes further and this is what we found…

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A well organized shanty homestead.

Shelter, Water intake, clothes lines.

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In a moment like this – doesn’t it make you wonder even just for a moment how enjoyable it would be simple to go “off the grid” ?? This simple homesteader did it – and who knows the circumstance as we didn’t encounter any people but… it sure makes me think.

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This was the real reward in being resistant on the trail. We came upon a beach. This beach.

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Finally after a beautifully rejuvenating hike – it was time to go home.

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I so encourage everyone to seek this place out – it is one of the more beautiful hikes I have done in a while.

Be well readers, and remember..

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words by | miss d

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