Eleven of us took a chance on the weather - didn't think it would rain too hard - and walked about 5 Km down Briarwood Drive and beyond into the "Beaver" works and back around Briarwood Crescent. Then off to Shawnigan Coffee House for a warm cup which we drank across the street at the Shawnigan Basin Society office. -- DeNNis.
Parked the cars on Briarwood Drive just off Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road and walked to the end of the trace shown, then back around Briarwood Crescent to the cars.
|Off we go down Briarwood Drive.|
|Down throuogh Briarwood Park by Hollings Creek.|
|Lots of "Bigfoot Maple" leaves on the ground.|
|Very little water in Hollings Creek.|
|Not sure if this sign is referring to Chicken, Alaska (the town)|
or the eggs for sale in the cooler.
|Had to zoom in on the horse .|
|A well manicured tree in the|
ditch between the hedge and
|Quite a few houses at the end of Briarwood Drive.|
|Halloween is in the air of coourse.|
|Down the path along the fence at the end of Briarwood Drive.|
|Where we get into "Beaver Territory" as evidenced by the |
copious amounts of water..
|Over a foot bridge.|
|A few large drops of rain coming down.|
|What is Bill checking out.|
|The cuts for the "springboards" in this|
old tree stump, used for sawing platforms.
|The work of the beavers is obvious here.|
|A mystery - Where is the stump??|
Further investigation shows this was the top of the tree which
was chewed off and used by the beavers.
|Another of those mysterious painted rocks -|
|- Left in the rocky ledge by the trail.|
|A large bird(?) made of concrete.|
|A well deserved coffee after our strenuous walk.|