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, down the 60 km Alberni Inlet towards the ocean.
The steep part.
An American Pipit roaming the mossy rocks at Lone Tree Point eating grubs – an unusual bird for here!
Yumm, lunch in the sun: Subs from Pete’s Mountain Meats at Lone Tree Point!
The trail is in great condition.
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.