Soames steps appreciated


July 17, 2014 10:55 AM

Editor:

I have been meaning to write this letter for a long time, but never got around to it.

I would like to thank the craftsmen who rebuilt the 300 steps up the steep south side of Soames Hill. They have done a fantastic job. The steps are all level in both directions, which is a major achievement on such rugged terrain. In addition, the fill in the tread is acceptably smooth so the chance of twisting an ankle is virtually zero. The hand rails are great and provide a good feeling of security at various steep portions.

Thank you also to the forward thinking people who financed the project. It would be nice if a plaque with the names of the people who were involved was installed at the top or bottom of the steps.

I have been to the top of Soames Hill about 30 times now and am impressed by the number of people climbing up for exercise or to just admire the fantastic view regardless of the weather.

Carl Armstrong, Gibsons


© Coast Reporter

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Email to a Friend

Close

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL

Are you concerned about the health of our oceans?

or  view results

Click here to read the story

Popular Letters