November 4, 2019

Men's Walking Group

The weather is a little milder this week.  A good day for 12 of us to do about 8 Km through the Mill Springs area which we haven't done for a while.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked the cars on Deloume Rd just above Tim Hortons.  Did a convoluted counter-clockwise loop from there, taking a trail off Deloume Rd just below the Mill Bay Water Office, to walk through Mill Springs ending up back at Tim Hortons for coffee.

Heading down the trail off Deloume Rd.

Some interesting natural scenery
along this trail.

A large old growth tree that
causes you to look way up.

And you end up on the streets of Mill Springs.

In the outer right crook of this tree, which I have many photos
  of, we found another of those mystery painted rocks that keep
turning up in the strangest places.  See below.


Must watch our steep along this deep gulley.

Another indication that
autumn is in the air.

This little arrangement really stood out.

Some of these old trees
really grow in odd shapes.

Coming out of the trail near the latest phase of Mill Springs.

Always have to add a photo of this creative yard.

Looking up the street at the latest phase of Mill Springs.

Going off to the left from the top of the last photo is a short
start of a street called Dorey Way.  Looks like it may be the
next phase.

Could this be called a "Pipe Organ?"

A few ups and downs along the way.

On the way back down Deloume Rd we pass the Mill Bay
Water Dept. Buildings.

Finally it is coffee time.

Had to go back past the Legion to drop off a passenger.
What should we find there but another of those mystery
rocks in a planter tub.

How appropriate is this????. 

November 2, 2019

Folk Art


Our Folk Art group is very busy making Wooden Tea Lights for our Christmas Dinner

Wooden Tea Lights

The Supervisor and his workers?

October 28, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Eight of us drove down to Victoria where we did about a 10 Km walk from Bamfield Park in Vic West, along the Victoria waterfront to the Fan Tan Cafe where we enjoyed a delicious lunch, and then back to Bamfield Park.  The weather was brisk to start but eventually the sunshine took over.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked off Craigflower Rd at Bamfield Park (top - near center) and did a counter-clockwise loop down through part of  Esquimalt to the West Bay Marina where we followed the waterfront trail to the Blue Bridge.  Stopped for lunch at the Fan Tan Cafe on Fisgard St where we were joined by Denis L, Harry H and Bob B and his wife Brenda.  Then back up Victoria Harbour Front  to our vehicles.

Bamfield Park entrance.

The "tin toilet" at West Bay Marina.

West Bay Marina has grown considerably over the years.

The beginning of the walkway along the waterfront.

There is a steel walkway up to this building which is about 100
steps so we were told.

Those mysterious painted rocks seem to end up
wherever we walk!!

What is in the crook of that tree??

Couldn't have asked for a better day for a stroll.

Looking back along the walkway.

Very busy in the harbour today as seen in the
next few shots
The Clipper on its way in from Seattle.

The Coho on its way to Port Angeles.

Doesn't bother this guy.

Or these birds.

Dragon Boat crew doing their thing.

Hope they are in their proper traffic lanes.

Question period!


The "New Blue Bridge".


And it was delicious!
(I think it was the cook who stood up on a chair to take this pic.)

The Victoria Harbour Fleet and two tall ships.

Point Hope Shipyard is also busy.  Possibly a small navy ship
under the wraps??

Selkirk Trestle from across the water.

Back at Bamfield Park where we started and the last small
uphill stretch..