Deadly beauty

It’s a wet Wednesday, perfect for waterfall photos, such as this one of Twin Falls that I took yesterday. I held my camera over the fence (it makes a good support for long-ish exposures) but clearly that wasn’t good enough for some folks as the mesh of the fence had been ripped out so they could get a better view. Personally I was happy to keep to the wet slippery rocks on the safe side 🙂

I discovered this waterfall some years ago and I love going back to get a photo every now and again, especially after a good downpour. It’s in a really treacherous part of Lynn Canyon – though it seems odd saying that as it’s all pretty treacherous! That aside, I noticed a couple of things that were new on this visit compared with the last time I was here at the end of 2013. The first was the number of warning signs, including a water danger level (set to “deadly”). The second was that the safety fence had been damaged in places so people could get a closer, unobstructed view of the falls and the pool below, which I suspect is people doing it for the ‘Gram. I’ll be honest, there is one point on the fence that I’d be tempted to hop (hop, not rip apart mind you), but only when it’s dry – the rocks are really greasy in the wet. But then, when it’s dry, the waterfall probably isn’t as spectacular, so maybe I won’t do it after all.

Capilano Falls

I have no idea if this is a natural waterfall as it’s just downstream of the Cleveland dam near the Capilano fish hatchery, but it’s quite pretty. Further downstream I watched a fisherman land an enormous salmon – it was longer than his legs! Can’t even begin to guess its weight…

The water level in the river was really low, the flow from the dam was almost non-existent, and yet this little waterfall was flowing like it’d been raining all day. Once again I was thankful for the railing of a viewing platform to act as a tripod so I could get a nice long exposure. I must have spent over two hours wandering the trails in the park, admiring the greenery and watching the salmon. Very peaceful, despite there being quite a few people (even on a Tuesday afternoon).

Don’t be misled by the title of this post – as far as I know there is no waterfall called Capilano Falls, it was just a convenient title 🙂

Edgemont Village

The Lions through the seasons, as interpreted in Edgemont Village.

After hiking up to the top of Hollyburn, we called in at Edgemont Village to grab some lunch from one of our favourite places, The Bakehouse. Sadly, we learned that it had closed this location (its original) as a result of unfair taxation policy of the district of North Vancouver. We had to get lunch elsewhere (and it wasn’t as good), and it seems that Edgemont Village is changing character, going more upmarket than it used to be with new developments being built. On the positive side, though, they had these banners hanging from lamp posts and I couldn’t resist making up a diptych of the two pairs of seasons. Very colourful!