It's rainy and cloudy today, Thursday, so here is a post about last Thursday, when my walking group went to a little village called Steveston, which is situated at the head of the delta of the south arm of the "mighty" Fraser River. It's about 30 minutes from where I live at the head of the delta of the north arm of said river. This river is subject to flooding at times. It's extremely flat and Steveston and the surrounding area of Richmond are on a large island within the flood plain, so they have built up a pathway around the land, called "the dyke" road, which is enjoyed by cyclists and pedestrians alike. So on a nice Thursday, a couple of times a year we will go there to walk on the dyke. There are spectacular views of the mountains, both on the mainland and on Vancouver Island but it was very hazy that day so my shots are of some different things I saw on this walk.
Some ducks and turtles resting on a wooden float in amongst the water lilies. This is a canal on one side of the dyke path.
These very unusual cows are called Belted Galloways which are mostly black with the white belt although you can see a red one here too. This small farm has been operated by the Steves family after whom Steveston is named, since 1877. It co-exists with the suburban houses around it.
Belted galloways are very good milk cows but you can buy a heifer as beef if you are so inclined. The Steves also produce seed for the Heritage Seed Program which preserves heirloom and endangered seeds of fruits, grains and herbs.
At this point the canal has been widened into a pond with these townhouses backing onto it
Looking towards Vancouver Island, out there in the haze
Steveston is very much a working port with fishing boats coming and going
This wharf at Steveston is home to some interesting shops and many little restaurants with great views of the activity on the water. On this sunny day lots of people were eating outside. This shot is not great and I had a better one lined up when my batteries went dead. Next time, sigh.
So I'm off to the Granville Island walk in a few moments but I'm not expecting photographic gems from there today although I will take my camera.