Duke Point Ferry Terminal: 3 km
Duke Point Ferry: 7 km
Crescent Beach: 3.75 km
White Rock Pier: 5.25 km
Combined Distances Walked: 19 km
Combined Walking Time: 5 hrs
I wasn’t sure how I would squeeze in a hike today, let alone 7 km (our minimum daily hiking distance in this series so far). With a little determination and very understanding friends, my hoped-for distances were more than doubled.
Richard and I arrived at the ferry terminal 40 minutes early this morning. Instead of sitting in the waiting room and reading random items on my phone (as I am wont to do), I went outside and took 4,300 steps (3 km). The photo to your left shows the view that I could have had. The photo to your right shows a sample of the scenery that I was surrounded by instead. This is exactly where we walked yesterday — but on the other side of the fence.
Motivated by how easy it was to rack up 3 km, I continued walking on the ferry. Round and round the outer deck I went, pink mask firmly in place. Anyone watching surely thought that I was crazy. Kindly, no one mentioned it. Below is a glimpse of my backdrop.
By the time our ferry landed in Tsawassen, I had already reached 10 km. I was totally fine with whatever my friends had in store. Their plans included breakfast (which was fantastic, I was starving), and walks on Crescent Beach and White Rock Pier. Both beaches were absolutely stunning. Crescent Beach was rockier but did have more parking available (thanks, Ann, for the recommendation).
We reached White Rock Beach for low-tide. Watershoes were definitely an asset. The views of Mt. Baker (feature photo) were breathtaking!
We ended the day at Happy Hour at Washington Avenue Grill. Great views, great drinks, great food, great service and amazing, long-time friends–it was the final flourish to a perfect day.