December 4, 2019

A Visit from Santa

Special Events

Santa came early to our Young Seniors.

OH!  She's been extra nice this year.

Theatre Group in Rehearsal

Our Theatre Group getting ready for a Full House performance!

Anybody know this handsome devil?

They have this "acting" down pat.

And Action !

December 2, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Nine of us ventured out down behind the Legion for about a 7 Km walk along Bamberton-Haul Road.  The weather was okay for the duration and we finished off with coffee at the Shawnigan Coffee House.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked at the Legion.  Did a clockwise loop from behind the Legion down  Bamberton-Haul Rd and retraced our path part way back as shown.  Then on down to where the horses were and back to the Legion on a different path.

The sign at the Legion.

Looking over to the Legion from the far side of the clearcut.

Seen in passing.

A bridge over soggy water.

More decorations.

This stump has an ever-changing array of stones with
cute sayings.

Part of some very old "mountain bike challenges."

More of the same.

Quite an interesting trail.

Down under the power-line onto Bamberton-Haul road.

Some of the group just going onto Bamberton-Haul road.

An old teepee frame marks the
spot where we head up to where
there used to be some huge tires.

Up past a couple of the tires.

Ice covering some puddles here.

A strange sight just behind where the old tires lay.  a viewing
platform with some old life vests on a small algae covered pond.
Scared up a few ducks feeding here.

Met this guy along the way. He
made the tool he is carrying
which he uses to make trails.
He has created quite a few of
the trails we use.

"Big Red."

And his buddies.

Brook knew he would like some carrots.

Strange place for this sign.

This Christmas tree has seen better days.
There should be photos of it some where
in the archives.

Shopping for car parts.

Woodpecker restaurant.

What is that down by the left corner post of the Legion entrance??

Well! Bless my soul - another mystery rock.

November 25, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Today a new walker, Mark, joined us.  So eleven of us set off for a destination Brook told us was one we did not know of.  We covered about 7 Km before ending up at Tim Hortons.  The new destination was Welch Road.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked on Deloume Rd above Tim Hortons.  Headed up past what used to be Lions Cove, across the old Stone Bridge towards Kelsey School, behind Sunset Maples townhouses, along Horton Rd, down past Petrocan to Church Way where we went down Welch Rd to the beach.  Then past the Old Church Museum and Brentwood College finishing up at Tim Hortons for a well deserved coffee break.

Heading towards Lions Cove and the old Stone Bridge.

Found a good "fixer upper" bike on the way.

Shawnigan Creek below the old Stone Bridge.

The old Stone Bridge looking as good as ever.

Traffic coming out of Kelsey School.

Including a "Murder" of crows.

Kelsey School.

Notice the steam rising from the roofs due to the frost and
one degree temperature.  At least the sunshine had something
to do with it.

Looking up Hayden Rd off of Horton Rd.

          Spotted these guys along Horton Road.

The Sweet Meadows Farm Stand on Church Way.

In a field on Church Way.

A very long (obviously expensive) fence on Welch Road.

A long stairway down to the beach at
the bottom of Welch Rd.

The view from the beach at the bottom of Welch Rd.

Some people heading to a warmer climate???

The old "Church-Museum" above the highway.


We spotted something in the rocks beside the hydrant here.

Can you believe it????

Mill Bay Masonic Lodge.

The final stop for todays walk!