August 30, 2011

Womens Walking

Eight walkers did 7.6 K around the Esquimalt Lagoon.It was a bit windy
but a beautiful day.We then went on to the My-Chosen Cafe for a
delicious lunch. Next monday Sept. 5th is Labor Day.For those who would
like to walk,we are planning to go to Burnt Bridge.Bring a lunch and meet
at the Legion at 9:30 am.   V.M.

Womens Walking

Courting. Three is a crowd !

Dad,attentive mom,and a cygnet.

Dad, mom and two cygnets preen.

Must get those untidy feathers out of there.

Pigeon with iridescent colours.

August 27, 2011

Womens Walking

Monday the ladies walking group explored some local areas. Starting at
the new attractive Cobble Hill fence.On through the village to Fairfield road,
then coming to the CVRD trail which took us to,and around the new Cobble
Hill School.Back to the Legion for coffee. Next monday Aug 29th. we will
be at the Esquimalt Lagoon then on to the Mychosen Cafe for lunch.
Meet at the Legion at 9:30am.  VM.
Thank you ladies for the report on the walk and Joan for the picture.

Womens Walking

Cobble Hill Mural done by Evergreen School.

August 20, 2011


I finally have pictures of the Kinsol Trestle opening. Click here to go to our Web Album: 

Here are a few sample pictures:
The crowd just before the Ribbon Cutting.

The first bicycle crossing.

A view from the path leading down.

A maze of heavy timbers.

Looking straight up.

August 19, 2011

Womens Walking

Seven walked in different areas at the Cowichan River.We walked from the
service road bridge to Horseshoe Bend where we shared our lunches at the
camp site.Then on to a trail which crossed Riverbottom Road and led us to the
Trans-Canada Trail.We were all interested in the fish ladders knowing how
important they are in saving many fish allowing them to get to their destination
without having to go through the falls.On the way home through Sahtlam we
stopped at Sandy Pool park where we walked another trail to the river.
Next monday Aug 22nd.we will be at Burnt Bridge. Bring a lunch.Meet at
the Legion at 9:30 am.        V.M.

Womens Walking

Cowichan River

Smooth worn surface,small waterfall through hole.(top left)

20 in smooth sided hole made by small rocks swirling in the water.

Many different coloured rocks

At the fish ladders in Skutz Falls.

August 9, 2011

Womens Walking

Six walked to see the Kinsol Trestle monday.It is really amazing.There is still
work being done below the trestle.From what we see it will be quite
beautful when the landscaping and trails are completed.We look forward to
going back and exploring any new trails.We crossed the trestle,did some of
the trail,then walked on the other side for a total of 9.5 K.Next monday
Aug 15th. we are driving to Skutz falls.Bring a lunch.Meet at the legion
at 9:30 AM.  V.M.

Womens Walking

Ready to cross the Kinsol Trestle.

The trestle is 12 stories high. Workers far down below.

Lenora rides the horse named Kinsol.

August 6, 2011

Womens Walking

Millie and Lenora join hands through the doughnut tree.

A critter visits the "Pearly Everlasting"

Womens Walking

Thank you Joan for the two pictures above,taken on last mondays walk.

August 3, 2011

Womens Walking

Sunset at MacKenzie Beach in Tofino.

Womens Walking

I am back from my mini vacation.Thank you Claudia for the following report.
Monday Aug 1st. seven walked by the Mill Bay Waterworks, through the sub-
division,then over the bridge to the doughnut tree.Then walked behind the Mill
Springs area down to the creek to have lunch.The walk was near 7K.
Next monday Aug 8th.we will walk the Kinsol Trestle.Bring a lunch and
meet at the Legion at 9:30am.   VM.