I am still trying to connect all the various dikes and trails in the lower mainland of Vancouver together in my mind.
DeBoville Slough empties into the Pitt River. It's part of the Traboulay PoCo Trail, in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Its an urban treasure, with lots of wildlife and some pretty dynamic scenery.
I actually like the moody, rainy skies and the threat of rain. It adds some intrigue to photos that would otherwise be the usual scenery shots. I ended up going past the end of the trail and hiking partways up a mountain. With no one else around, I felt I have touched nature again, even in a small, urban way. But the threat of rain was real, so reluctantly, I returned to the land of eagles eyeing the salmon spawning in small streams, ospreys napping in hunchbacked trees, and ducks paddling their days away doing duck things.
I am renewed.