It was the dead of winter when I walked around John Daly Park on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. A tad too late to see the Coho and Chum salmon return to spawn in Anderson Creek... or to see any of the wildlife that this event attracts - raccoons, bald eagles and the occasional black bear.
Sunshine Coast, 2010
Yet it was a very pretty place to cross a bridge, watch the water flow in the creek, and walk a ways down the rugged trail through moss-covered trees.
The park is named after an eccentric fisherman who married the author Edith Iglauer. Her acclaimed memoir Fishing with John (turned into the movie Navigating the Heart starring Jaclyn Smith playing Edith) tells the story of their early years spent fishing the often harsh waters off the coast of Vancouver and living on his 41-foot salmon trawler.
Many more interesting bridges from around the world can be found at Louis' Sunday Bridges.