Yesterday on our trip through Stanley Park. The sun was shining, it was cool but calm. Barely a breeze off the ocean. The sea was as still as it ever gets. Be-lying the furious storms that battered this region last month.
Bobbie asked me if I shot any of the wind damage in Stanley park. I did get a few shots. But it is difficult to really capture the magnitude of the damage.
The best way besides driving through the park, would be to fly over it. The very worst hit spot is just by the Lions Gate Bridge. The section of the seawall below the bridge remains closed to pedestrians. The parking lot there at Prospect Point is being used as a storage for fallen logs. These are just the few cleared from nearby roads to allow traffic through. There are an estimated five thousand downed trees.
This tree was right at the side of the road. To see the shallow roots, it isn't surprising that so many fell. Thankfully, such heavy winds that were responsible for this havoc, are very rare for this part of the country. It sure gives you an appreciation for the might of nature and how easily our world can be turned upside down.
Looking over the edge of the cliff,(from behind the safety rail), you can see down onto the seawall, that trees are still laying on it. Also there are several tree leaning precariously, that will have to be removed also.
This 100 year old memorial to a sunken ship, was surrounded by fallen trees. It was quite inspiring to see that this dear cross escaped damage so narrowly.