It certainly doesn't compare to the destruction left behind in Stanley park a few years back but for a wind storm this puppy held its own!
It had people thinking just how 'un'prepared we'll all be when the "Big One" hit.
[Big One = mega-thrust quake expected to hit the Cascadia Subduction Zone]
Even if you think you are . . . . you won't be!!!
One thing became evident after the wind storm. The power outage brought out the *vehicularly-challenged* IDIOTS who either 1) were too stupid to know what they were supposed to do at an intersection during a power outage or 2) thought themselves about the rules of the road at an intersection during a power outage. Sadly a large portion of lower mainland drivers are a disappointing combination of the two. Stupid AND Arrogant....imho
So, we went for our usual Sunday coffee (our Starbucks had power) and then a wee drive down to the lower section of Robert Burnaby Park. We found a downed tree - and it was a big one!
We also came across these weird looking chain-ink things planted throughout the park. Turns out they're "Frisbee Golf" basket targets. From what I read it's an entertaining, challenging and popular sport.
|Frisbee Golf Basket Target Gizmo.|
|Can never resist taking close-ups of things.|
|The roots were the diameter of young trees.|
|He's going to kill me for including him in a photo.|
But necessary for size comparison.
Look at that root base! This tree was HUGE!
|A serene path in the park, slightly strewn with debris.|
|Not bad enough that you have to watch for toppling trees,|
you have to be on the look out for Frisbee Golf playing bears!
So now after having experienced life without power for a few days, I guess if we were smart, we'd all bump 'Get that Earthquake Kit' a little higher up on our "To Do" lists.