Excellent weather today. Nine of us covered about 8 to 9 Km around the Ladysmith and Transfer Beach area. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
|Parked the cars near the Fox & Hound Pub on High St. (center). Follow the trace in a clockwise direction from there all the way around and back to the Pub.|
|Dating from the early 1930's, this caterpillar tractor was used|
in Crown Zellerbach's Ladysmith operation in the 30's and 40's.
|Adapted from a Fordson Farm Tractor, this small donkey engine|
was used in rail logging to build and repair bridges. The Donkey's
size lent itself to being hauled on and off rail cars at work sites.
|Log collection area.|
|Trespassing sea gull.|
|Some ups and downs along the trail.|
|Along a no longer used rail bed --|
|Past an old "boom boat", stone bench and gearbox --|
|and another trail up to the "Historic Townsite" --|
|-- and down onto the Ladysmith Marina. Such a lovely day and|
look at all those masts. Nobody out boating today??
|Ocean cargo freighter lifeboat.|
|A couple Heritage vessels in a floating boathouse.|
|A "Chinese Junk' ?? -- or just junk!!|
|Buoy out of water.|
|Still a little ice on puddles.|
|Awaiting berths somewhere.|
|Entering Transfer Beach Park.|
|A good weather indicator.|
|And the kids playground was very busy.|
|Looking down on Transfer Beach.|
|Seen at the base of a large tree.|
|Under the highway to get back up to the Pub.|