Can you spot it? No, it is not out of focus. See if you can figure out what is out of whack with this photo. First one to guess correctly recieves a prize!
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Now, onto my rant. We went walking today on the dyke. It was sunny and clear. The mountains were spectacular, but I have an issue....One of our favorite walking places has changed. At the north end of 216th street the road leads to a beautiful area known as Blue Heron Loop. The path leads through farms of blueberries which are spectacular in winter with the brilliant red branches showing.
Granted, one of them is spring and the other is winter, so things look less lush anyways,but all the shrubbery and wild roses have been hacked down and what used to be a rutted grassy path, has been topped with about a foot deep of crushed rock and gravel.I suppose it makes the area more accessible to people, as it will remain dry in all weather. The old dirt track would be full of puddles after a rain fall, but we would then just walk on the grass. Most of the dykes in the area are topped with all weather surfaces. We enjoyed it here so much because it was still a more natural setting. Well that's changed now!
Motorized vehicles are still not permitted on the dyke but they should be as it now looks like a roadway instead of a path! Some of the chunks of rock are so big you could easily twist your ankle on them. As for horses, this area is now a hazard to them. Sadly the road leading to this dyke is lined with ranches and boarding stables. Will they now be stuck riding on the roads amongst the traffic? I hope the city will put another layer of sand and finer gravel on top of the rock bed, but its been down a while and has yet to be topped, I get the feeling the job is done with. Perhaps a letter to cty hall is in order. It is a shame that instead of enjoying the view of the beautiful surroundings, now one must walk watching their step so as not to trip or twist an ankle! Not only is it harardous but is also really ugly. For me, this place is now ruined!