Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blog your blessings Sunday: "Our" peninsula. . .


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This piece of land juts out into the Columbia River close to Wintler Park. Years ago, when I first moved to Vancouver, it was just a piece of land/dirt and wild berry bushes overgrowth but you could walk a path out onto the peninsula for a bit. I did but when I got part way out, there was a big hole in the middle and you could see the river down there. It scared me and I never walked out there again. That made me sad because the berries sure were good and it had a beautiful view of Mt. Hood.

Well, now it is great -- has paved paths and greenery (no more berries), no more deep hole and lots of benches and this compass star pavement at the end. To get there, you walk on the paved path along the Columbia either from Wintler Park in the east near the 205 bridge or from Marine Park at the western end.



I showed some of the benches in previous posts when talking about Mt. Hood or featuring the bench itself. It's a beautiful walkway now, thanks to someone who made it a memorial and fixed it up to walk along there or sit for a spell and watch Mt. Hood or action on the Columbia River. My blessing is that we have people who care enough about our river and the walking paths alongside it that they build such beautiful memorial spots for all to enjoy God's gift of nature around us on the Columbia River.

9 comments:

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

It looks gorgeous! It's a blessing to be sure when SOMEONE notices something that should be done for the good and admiration of all and just does it... It's beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful path. A soldiers' memorial? Perhaps someone else will bring back the berries.

PERBS said...

Nope! The berries were an invasive plant brought here from overseas they say and they got rid of them.

Malyss said...

What a beautyful place to go for a walk, follow the river, find benches when you're tired, have a place to think of memories.And Colombia river seems so large and powerful, and beautyful to observe..

Cindi said...

It's beautiful there! I love the compass too.

RuneE said...

That was a nice place to watch the sea and sky and ponder on this and that.

PS I have found some more benches for you today, but since I took close to 200 pictures it may be awhile before I can get them all posted.

cybercelt said...

What a wonderful spot to commune with the river and the mountain. The stonework is awesome.

Have a wonderful week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The compass rose is great and the view of the river from the spot is definitely worth the walk!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Will definitely have to come check that place out when i get up that way some day

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