Hiking the Inlet Trail in the November sun: Port Alberni the best place to live!

Jackie, Xhosa and I took advantage of our warm November sun to hike from China Creek along the Inlet Trail back to Ship Creek road parking lot in Port Alberni.  We packed a lunch, a thermos of hot coffee and set out for a leisurely 5.5 hour stroll along the sunny waterfront; a world-class gem!

Looking South.

Looking south, down the 60 km Alberni Inlet towards the ocean.

The steep part.

The steep part.

    An American Pipit roaming the mossy rocks at Lone Tree Point eating grubs - an unusual bird for here!

An American Pipit roaming the mossy rocks at Lone Tree Point eating grubs – an unusual bird for here!

Yumm, Subs from Pete's Mountain Meats in the sun at Lone Tree Point!

Yumm, lunch in the sun: Subs from Pete’s Mountain Meats  at Lone Tree Point!

The trail is in great condition.

The trail is in great condition.

We ate loads of Evergreen Huckleberrys (Vaccinium ovatum) an old winter berry favored by the Nuu-chah-nulth.

We ate loads of Evergreen Huckleberries (Vaccinium ovatum), a  winter berry favored by the Nuu-chah-nulth. They get sweeter after a frost, and remain ripe on the bushes right through December.

 

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