Recently my daughter asked me if I would like to go out for a short hike with her to a place called beach estates park here in Nanaimo. armed with my Fuji X-Pro2 sans tripod I did the 5 kilometer loop with her. When we started the trail which is largely unknown to most Nanaimo residents i was blown away at the lushness and beauty that was literally steps away from the residential neighborhoods of central Nanaimo. A couple of day’s later i decided to return with my tripod and Rokinon 12mm lens so that I could capture the scene you see below. It is truly amazing what can be found in the most unsuspecting places here on Vancouver Island.