January 31, 2011

Men's walking group

Ha, looks like great mines think alike , I didn't look before I put the pictures up from Picaso , we both picked the same house, ha .We had a good walk and lunch and the weather was great , next week we will do a local walk and if anyone has an Idea where to walk please bring it with you, depending on the weather of course. Tks c u all next week 8:30

men's walking group

We had great weather for our walk around Esquimalt , these pictures are by West Bay Marina and Macualay point. And the Princes Mary is a great place for lunch.
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Men's Walking Group

The Admiral's House?

Three of the Gang.

There is Light at the end.
Here is a sample of photos taken during our walk by McAuly Point in Esquimalt.  For some more pictures go to this site: http://picasaweb.google.com/ysagssl/20110131YSAGMenSWalkingGroupEsquimalt#
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January 26, 2011

ysag Bingo 25 jan 11


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Womens Walking

Monday was a short,damp walk,but an interesting morning.Thanks to Joan
who arranged to have us visit the Damali Lavender Farm.We saw many
different types of labelled lavender.We also saw sheep,chickens and swans.
At the bottom of a grassy hill was a gazebo with table and chairs and nearby
was a labyrinth.At the top of the property is a small (PACKED) fabric/craft
shop run by Jan Donaldson,who is a seamstress.We then went on to the
Arbutus Clubhouse for lunch.Next monday the 31st. we will walk the
Cowichan Bay dike area.Meet at the Legion at 10am.   V.M.
P.S.Claudia,thanks for the suggestion, re: "Misty Morning" pic.

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January 25, 2011

January 24, 2011

Men's walking group

well it took 2 cups of coffee but we did it, got our 7k walk in between the rain showers,and did'nt get wet. Thanks for driving Ken & Dave. Next week we go for our walk in Victoria and lunch out. We will park at West Bay Marina and walk to Saxe Point Park. Then if all agree we may have lunch at the Prince's Mary Restaurant. Okay c u at 8:30 next Monday. tks

January 22, 2011

Womens Walking

Ten walked some of the Trans Canada Trail.A cool morning but we had a
good stretch of the legs,meeting other hikers,joggers, and many dogs.Next
monday the 24th.we will walk the Arbutus area and back to the Arbutus
Clubhouse for lunch.Meet at the Legion at 10 am.     V.M.

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YSAG Computer/Photography Group

Hello All,
 
1) Here is a schedule of our upcoming meetings.
        January 25, 2011, Tuesday at 10:00am  Regular meeting with Photography emphasis.
        February 1, 20011 - No Meeting- See next item
        February 2, 2011, Wednesday - Trip to Craigdaroch Castle.  Leave the Legion at 9:00 - come back at about 2:30 pm.
        February 8, 2011, Tuesday at 10;00 am Regular meeting with Computers emphasized.
 
2) January 25 AGENDA
    Please see the attachments(these were sent by private email) from Digital Photography School that essentially states why shooting in "AUTO" is often not a bad thing. The author is a Natalie Norton.  We should keep her points in mind when we go on our trip.
 
3) Trip details. Denis L. is providing a bus for the trip. (14 passengers + driver) Thanks! Denis.  Please let me know early if you want to ride on the bus, so that any other YSAG members can be asked to join us if we don't fill the bus.
 
See you all Tuesday.
 
Ed W

January 18, 2011

Men's Walking Group

Hi,
Here are some photos from our walk on Monday.
This is a BIG anthill!

This is a Mill Bay.

The Alpaca or Llama is saying "Hello".

This is one big scoop!

The end of the ALINE.

January 17, 2011

Men's walking group

Hi Gang
we had a good walk today through Mill Bay , up Delume to the new sub divisions where they have started 2 new houses then out Brierwood then back to Kerry park where we parked, and we had beautiful weather and did about 7 km. Next week a local walk and the next Mon Jan 31st we go to Victoia for walk and lunch. Tks CU

January 15, 2011

Computer/Photography Group

Hello All,
 
For our Tuesday meeting I'll go to "Ask Leo": http://ask-leo.com/the_first_8_things_you_should_do_with_your_new_computer.html?awt_l=LneiF&awt_m=1eaxDWVn_pdfbL where he suggests 8 things to do when you get a new computer. They are all great suggestions and I think maybe 1% of people buying new computers actually follow all this. It's still good to go through this and pick and choose what might work for us.
I have attached jpg files to the group email which you can read and print if you like.
Speaking of printing these attachments, we could discuss in detail what might work better for all of us for printing and I will show what I ended up with. It might be worth holding off printing till after we have had the discussion.
Also, come with your questions about computing and let's write them down and collectively work out a good answer.
 
Ed

January 12, 2011

Womens Walking

Monday the 10th was a most interesting morning.Thanks go to Denis who
arranged a tour of the Kinsol Trestle and invited the lady walkers to join
the mens walking group.Lynne,the tour guide was very knowledgable and
informative.It was quite amazing to see the equipment used, the men at work
and the progress being made.When the Kinsol Trestle is completed this
summer,it will be an exciting part of the Trans Canada Trail.Monday the 17th.
we will begin at the McGee Creek parking lot and walk part of the the
Trans Canada Trail.See you at the Legion at 10am.     V.M.

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January 11, 2011

Men's walking group

Hi, Gang
Well that was a great tour of the Kinsol trestle and Lynne knew all the facts' and the walk before that with the cabins at Clearwater Campgrounds was interesting also, I'm not sure how far we walked but about 7 k I think, I forgot my camera so if any one has some good picture please put a couple on here, Tks .Next week a local ski I mean walk depending on the weather

January 9, 2011

Men's walking group

Hi
I just got word that the tour of the Kinsol Trestle is on for tomorrow so we will leave the Legion at our regular time, walk a while up there then meet the ladies group at the parking lot at 10:15 , walk up to the blue gate for a tour at 10:30 , it should last about an hour or hour and a half , Okay we'll c u at the legion at 08:30 , All are welcome.

January 7, 2011

Computer/Photography Grp.

For our January 11 meeting we will focus on photography. Just so you all know, we are planning a field trip to Craigdaroch Castle in Victoria slated for January 27 to leave the Legion at about 9:00 am and return at about 2:00 pm. Details about this trip are being worked out and for now it includes our Computer/Photography group with spouses, signifigant others invited to come along. There is an admission fee and we hope to stop for lunch.  I understand camera use is OK and even flash use is alright. There is much to see and take pictures of but the lighting in the rooms is not bright, so for this meeting, January 11, I want to talk about getting good pictures in low light conditions and if you bring your cameras, practice shooting in low light.
Here is the website for Craigdaroch Castle: http://www.craigdarrochcastle.com/ check it out, there is a lot of interesting information and history.
Some pictures from that site are included as attachments. 
 
See you on Tuesday.


Men's walking group

Hi, It looks like a go to get a tour of the Kinsel Trestle from the south end but it can't be confirmed until the week end some time, I'll put a note on as soon as I find out. sounds like they will have a guide there to give us a tour at 10:30, so we may be a little late getting back to the Legion. okay? Tks

January 5, 2011

Womens Walking

A cool but beautiful sunny day for a walk along Mill Bay road.Many gulls,ducks,
and small birds feeding.A seal was also spotted.The icicles and ice crystals were
interesting.The hoarfrost glistening in the sun upon the rocks and branches was
spectacular.Next monday Jan 10th.we will walk the trail which begins off
Mountain road, to view the Kinsol Trestle.See you at the Legion at 10 am.
V.M.

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Mill Bay road walk
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Mill Bay road walk
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Men's walking group

Happy New Year to all,
Well 4 of us walked off our turkey on Monday at Burned Bridge, seen lots of ice up the logging road. Next Monday a local walk depending on the weather, We're planing a walk and Lunch in Victoria on 31st Jan okay? tks C U next Monday 8:30 at the Legion

January 4, 2011

Computer/Photography Group

Hi,
This is a post to inform you of what we talked about at our meeting earlier today.
The main topic was "How to set up your IE8 browser to work 'In Private".  There seem to be more security issues out there when emailing or surfing the internet.  Internet Explorer 8 has addressed this problem by allowing users to browse  and erase the trail when each browsing session is closed.  The cookies, temporary files, passwords you might have entered, etc. are deleted automatically from your computer when you close a session. This is another step to keep you in control of your computer.
I will send out details by email of how to set up IE8 to do this.
Next week the emphasis will be photography.
Just so you know - We are planning to take a field trip to Craigdaroch Castle, Victoria,  probably January 27.
This is a Thursday.  Details are still sketchy, but if you are interested contact me either by phone or email.

January 2, 2011

Womens Walking

Oh Oh, this is even later than the " mens walking " post.We will meet at the
Legion,monday, January 3rd. at 10 am. (wow, 2011 is here ! ) A walk along
Mill Bay road has been mentioned.I believe it will be quite cool by the water,
so don't forget your woolies.     V.M.

Mens walking group

Hi Gang
I know this is a little late but I think we probable need to walk off some of that turkey , So I thought we could do a Burnt Bridge walk to the left. our first ever walk in the club, so I'm going to put on my hiking boots. c u all at 8:30