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Adventure: Herrling Island

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Photos rarely, if ever come to you. You usually must go out and seek them. This past weekend I went out with some friends to explore Herrling Island. While we never found any abandoned buildings (people used to live on the island some time back) it did allow for some fun hiking and some photography.

After a short hike we find the beach that looks across the Fraser. The low lighting and clouds made a lot of shots tricky without a tripod but it gave a lot of the pictures a moody feel.

A moody view of a mountain across the Fraser river

A moody view of a mountain across the Fraser river

Here are my fellow adventurers looking across at the view which gave me the photograph above.

The explorers looking over the Fraser river

The explorers looking over the Fraser river

There is a lot of wildlife on Herrling, although we never saw it directly. There were lots of deer tracks as well as a perfectly shaped paw print from some bear tracks.

Bear Paw in the sand

Bear Paw in the sand

And rocks! Herrling island has lots of them!

Rocks

Rocks

There are lots of trails which means there were lots of decisions we had to make on which way to go.

The explorers discuss which of the many trails to take

The explorers discuss which of the many trails to take

No matter where you go you can always find junk from humans. Whoever brought this car in really had to work at it. I always find slightly desaturating photos of abandoned objects emphasizes the fact it is abandoned.

An abandoned car in the middle of the island

An abandoned car in the middle of the island

The clouds began to lift which made it hard to get photos without the sky being blown out. However I still got a few more good pictures.

A look at a stream that runs through Herlling Island

A look at a stream that runs through Herlling Island

Fall colours and mist

Fall colours and mist

The signs of autumn were all around but the hundreds of Canadian geese migrating overhead were the exclamation point.

Canadian Geese on their way south

Canadian Geese on their way south

Fording “rivers” can be tough. Fortunately there were some experts to show me how it is done.

An attempt to jump the stream

An attempt to jump the stream

Finally, the obligatory shot of our trusty vehicle.

Our Exploration Vehicle

Our Exploration Vehicle

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