Thursday, November 8, 2012
Lily Point Trail Is Beautiful
I finally made it over to Lily Point this past week to see the new trail (and, at 4:30 in the afternoon, the raft of visitors and their dogs that were also on site). The hand-hold-rail at the top is wonderful, the step height at the top is surprisingly high, the switchbacks are impressive. The whole thing looks to be a fine piece of design that makes it both easier and safer to get down to the beach.
I say 'looks like' because, due to a knee injury, I didn't make it all the way down. But, on a lower pain threshhold day and with a neoprene brace, I could have done it and I will do it. But I could watch my companions on their way down and see how it worked.
The parking lot and restrooms all (still) seem a bit too much for the space, but we will all get used to that over time. It is so quiet there (even the dogs were all very quiet and even when meeting one another) and you are in the midst of a beautiful maple forest and the ocean is endless. A fine place to be, a place where you are reminded that the earth abides.
A fine place to have as the crown jewel of our tiny home. Thanks to the State, to the County, to the Nature Conservancy, to the Whatcom Land Trust, and to the individual donors who worked to give this to us. Remember to mention Lily Point when Thanksgiving time comes. Or even right this minute.