Lucked out again on the weather. Good day for 9 of us to take a 8Km walk up to Rat Lake. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
|Down Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd to Deloume, then Gibb Pl to Fern Ridge Rd. Took the trail past the water tower to the Bamberton Haul Rd, around Rat Lake and back to the cars. Coffee at Shawnigan Coffee House.|
|Down the Bamberton Haul Rd.|
|Reflections on Rat Lake.|
|Canada Geese nesting on this little rock islet in the lake.|
|Plants growing out of this|
|A great place for a quiet walk.|
|Viewing platform at end of lake.|
|Looking up the lake from the platform.|
|Fiddlehead ferns starting.|
|Nature made walk-under arch.|
|View from the other side of the lake.|
|Memorial viewing bench.|
|Another tree growing from|
an old stump.
|Trying to catch a shot of Eds hand through a hole running|
the length of the stump.
|Looking up the hillside from the gravel road behind the lake.|
|Prolific crop of skunk cabbage.|
|Where Handysen Creek comes out of Rat Lake.|
|Little bridge over Handysen Creek.|
|Trees along the trail looking for|
|Snail crossing Bamberton Haul Road at a breakneck pace.|
|Fern Ridge water tower.|