This contains posts and pictures of my travels, adventures, and mis-adventures.
I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
– Miranda Kerr
Location: 10,000 Roses Cafe at Day-as, Cordova, Cebu
I couldn’t forget the feeling of anxiety the moment I stepped inside the plane bound for Canada two years ago. At that time what awaits me there, I have no idea. I plunge into the uncertainty with the hope of finding a greener pasture and a better life for my family back home. After two years, I’ve survived, thrived, became acclimatized, and grew to love this place that I would surely call my second home. Continue reading “Part 1 : Canada, Eh? My Adventures and Mis-adventures in the Land of Maple Leaves”→
The first time I went to this place I immediately fell in love with it. With it’s unexploited beauty and serenity, Langford Lake is by far one of the best go-to place during the summer if one desired to take a dip into its cools and blue waters. It’s cool waters and fresh air will surely give you a relaxing and calming feeling. Around the lake is the Ed Nixon Trail which gives access to hikers and bikers around the lake.
I really cannot fully describe this magnificent creation of God. This natural gem is surely one that must be preserved and protected. Here are some of the photos that I cannot resist to take when I had my morning walk on the trail around the lake.
I took these pictures through my phone. I usually took panoramic photos because I have this need to capture the entirety of a scenic view and this feature in my phone’s camera has always come handy.
Before reaching the trestle, one still needs to walk the Cowichan Valley Trail that is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the Cowichan Valley Park Parking area. At the end of the trail lies one of the most amazing products of brilliant Engineering and crafty hands. There you can see the majestic Kinsol Trestle.
The wooden trestle has stood the test of time. This manmade majestic structure has been around for more than 100 years and has withstood floods, fires, abandonment, and politics. Built on the year 1911 and was completed on 1920, this wooden trestle is really a work of art by the farmers of Vancouver Island. The place is really spectacular. It stood so grand amidst greenery and mountain ranges. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy the place for free as this has been part of Vancouver Island Regional Park. The place offers routes for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
There is a foot trail that would allow visitors to go down to the foot of the trestle and along the riverbanks. Benches and picnic tables are also provided for families who wish to take their meals at the foot of the trestle.
Since the place is considered as a Regional Park, coming to Kinsol Trestle is absolutely free. No entrance fees or parking fees. All one needs is the energy to walk the foot trail from the parking area towards the wooden trestle.
For nature-lovers and hikers who wish to take a break from the busyness of their work life, Kinsol Trestle is a must-see and must-go-to place. Kinsol Trestle will let you appreciate nature as well as the ingenuity of human hands.
Photos of Kinsol Trestle:
The view walking on the trail towards the trestle.