Friday, August 3, 2012
There’s still a few stories to catch up on but I took a break and seized the day. It was way too nice out to sit inside in front of a computer all day. I took the bike out and climbed a mountain. Now that’s what I’m talking about.
I hiked up mount Strachan on Cypress more commonly known as the Sky Chair for skiers and boarders. It’s a great spot to see the Lions and Howe Sound.
Looking west you can even see the mountain range composing Vancouver Island. At night you can even see the city lights from Victoria and Nanaimo. It’s hard to imagine living in Vancouver all your life and never seeing it. I only found it myself a few years ago.
Saw a bear on the way up and the way down. I asked one of the guys who worked on the mountain what the bear was eating and he said the grass. I thought he was digging around and eating ants or something. I didn’t know bears ate grass. I suppose if it will feed cows and horses it will feed bears too. I know berry season won’t last them forever. I really should get some bear spray.
Martin Luther king talked about a time when every valley shall be exalted and every mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made smooth and the crooked places will be made straight. I sure hope that’s allegorical. The Green Glens of Antrim are nice but nothing beats the mountain peaks.
I remember hearing that song about Nova Scotia on the cached version of the Freedom Riders web site. Nova Scotia is nice. It’s a lot like here. We don’t have many traditional songs out west but I did find one called Western Highway. I thought one of the Rankin Family sang it but I suppose the song has been around for a while.
I am a driver (rider) on a western highway from the mountains to the sea. And there’s a song of the western highway that’s saying I will be free. Wait a minute, I am free. I’m not the one spending Christmas in prison. Pimping crack hos has nothing to do with living the dream. Getting out there and enjoying life does. From the mountains to the sea. Now that’s what I’m talking about.