There are many things to be seen from the saddle of a bike...that cannot be viewed from the comfort of the car seat. We have taken our bikes along on many outings this year...and recently spent a little time in Fort Langley......where we rode the Fort-to-Fort Trail.
The trail is lined with wildflowers, lush vegetation...
...and views of the Bedford Channel (a part of the Fraser River).
It was a warm day...and lots of folks were out on the water enjoying the sunshine..
Others had staked out their spot along the shore...hoping to bring home some salmon for dinner!
I left the big camera behind and took a few photos with my pocket camera...which doesn't quite do justice the views we enjoyed. But if you squint a little...you can make out the snow-capped peak of Mt. Baker in the background. Though the mountain lies in Washington State just south of us...it provides us on this side of the border with magnificent views year-round since the peak is covered almost entirely in glaciers. We do not pay duty to enjoy the view!
The trail connects the first Hudson's Bay Company site in Fort Langley (1827) to the second one which opened in 1839...and is now the National Historic Site in downtown Fort Langley. It is short, easy and there is much to see along the trail. And...we even learned a few things.
And when the jaunt was over...we had black raspberry cheesecake ice-ream cones at the 50's diner in Fort Langley. I'd recommend that as well!