Somewhat damp today - but what the heck, we won't melt. So nine of us ventured out into the rain for a walk down to the Bamberton-Haul Road behind the Legion. About 6 Km later we figured it was time to warm up with a coffee. So up to Shawnigan Coffee House where we took our coffee across the street to enjoy. Map and photos follow. -- DeNNis.
|Parked the cars at the Legion (bottom right). Down the trail to the Bamberton-Haul Road where we walked until we were pretty well soaked, then backup to the Legion.|
|What a mess of bush piles etcetera behind the Legion due to the clear cutting.|
|Consequently it took us a bit of searching to find the trail.|
|Eventually we were succesful.|
|It sure looks like autumn.|
|When we get down to where the horses usually are they seem|
to be missing.
|After a bit, the one we call "Big Red" wanders out of the barn|
and his owner shows up at the window. In conversation with her
we learn that t"Big Red" is his given name and that he comes
from a breed of Canadian horses that are very powerful animals.
|Then it is off down the road in the rain.|
|We come across a couple|
of old gate posts on either
side of the road.
|The white spot about halfway down|
is a rock that Rick brought from his
garage, painted by his wife.
|We are pretty well soaked by this time.|
|We stop to check out an old teepee frame that has been here|
for some years.
|At that point we decide we are wet enough and need a cup of java.|
|On the way back we notice that some poor soul has lost his "soul."|
|COFFEE across the street from Shawnigan Coffee House.|