If you are ever in Nanaimo, B.C. on Vancouver Island and are looking for a great park to go for a walk you should check out Bowen Park. It is a good-size park, around 36 hectares with lots of trails and pathways to explore. The park also offers a variety of activities such as tennis, lawn bowling, swimming and disk golf to name a few. Most of the trails take you through forests of cedar, fir, hemlock and maple. In the summer months when the days are hot it can be very pleasant to walk in the shade of the forest.
One of the trails we enjoy walking K’san on winds along the Millstone River. When the water level is normal, the Millstone meanders through the park and there is a set of falls and some cascades. It is a wonderful spot to photograph, here are a few photos that we took while walking K’san in Bowen Park.
One of the great things about walking K’san in different areas is that it allows us to explore and find neat photographic locations and subjects. Such was the case one-day while we were walking K’san in Bowen Park. We were following the Millstone River trail, when we decided to take one of the trails that diverted away from the river and explore it. It was then that we came upon something that we knew we had to come back to and explore in more detail with our more serious camera gear. So in our next post, we will show you some images we took of what we stumbled across. – Leslie and Mark