This is our new favourite local place to walk and explore. It’s also going to be a great place to run with Kep in the spring and summer. Prince Rupert is located on an island connected to the mainland via a bridge so it might surprise you to learn that we have very little beach. With the deepest natural harbour in North America, the downtown waterfront is lined with a narrow patch of characterless rocks.
This little sandy beach is near Ridley Island, which is actually not an island at all! It’s where large ships bound for far off places are filled with coal or grain. There’s quite a bit to explore when the tide is out but the intact snow on the isthmus of the beach indicates that there’s still some beach to enjoy at high tide.
Lily’s eager to stay on the beach investigate shells and find rocks, like quartz. Leif is more interested in following paths through the forest between the beach and the ocean. I’m drawn to the few tide pools and walking on and under giant beached logs. Cam is simply content to be home with his family after such a long time away!
(click to see any of the pictures bigger!)