October 30, 2012

Womens Walking Group

The rain stayed away and the sun was with us.Ten walkers
enjoyed a beautiful fall day on all the trails through the park.
We had our lunch at the Pioneer House Restaurant.We have
a new member.Welcome to the walking group Marilyn.
Thank you to our drivers who get us all to our destination
and back safely.Next week Nov 5th.we will walk at Burnt
Bridge and have coffee at the Black Swan. Meet at the
Legion at 10 am.    V.M.

Womens Walking Group

At Bright Angel Park
The suspension bridge
The swing
Fall colours
Fall table decoration
Pine Cone fungus
Natures vase ?
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October 29, 2012

Men's walking group

Well we got our Monday morning walk in , and no rain. Good walk we did 6k, Good coffee, Thanks for driving Wayne and Ed. Next week we will walk Manley Park and the following week Tilicum Mall trail in Victoria,  leaving the Legion at 8:30 returning by 2pm.
Tks c u next wk

Men's Walking Group

 Some photos from our walk around the Quarry.

Decent weather for ducks.

Panned view of the  Quarry.


Mother Natures art.

The old "Pizza Oven??"

Big "Foot" Maple Leaf - redone.

One of many huge rocks.

Reflection on a foggy day.

October 27, 2012

Men's walking group

I'm a bit late with this report but i've been waiting for the weather man to tell us that the sun would shine on this Monday so we could do the Big trees , But he tell"s us it is going to rain a lot , so I think we should do the quary . We will fine a dryer day for the big trees,
Last week was a good walk up Cobble Hill Mt. I'm not sure how far we walked but I put down 7 k okay that's it see u Monday morn 8:30.

Computer/Photography group

Hello Computer experts,
Next Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:30 we will talk about Malware, questionable sites that get into your computer and how they mess it up.
I will talk about my experience the last few days with Malware and how I managed to tame it. Then, today I find another unwanted program has crawled into my computer. These both are space/activity hogs and my CPU usage is at 100% many times.
My experience: 1) A few days ago my computer became unresponsive for minutes and strange things were happening so that I had to reboot.
2) I noticed my CPU running at 100% for minutes.
3) I ran a number of programs such as CCleaner, Slim Cleaner, Avast had been on all the time and the Firewall was on.
4) I ran Malwarebytes and did a defrag. using Malwarebytes.
5) Malwarebytes found 49 entries of PUP.MyWebSearch. I quarantened these.
6) That and/or the defrag. pretty well solved the problem and I again had a reasonably fast reliable computer.
7) Quiz question: Do any of you know what the PUP stands for? Do a search in Google.
8) I thought my problems were over, but just now, I find I have something else called: zBiddy dot com. I'll explain further at our meeting.
I would include a picture with this but after my hassles with the above, I'm not in the mood.

October 24, 2012

Men's Walking Group

The weather was great - 7 of 9 us.

Time to trim some trees for a better view?

Nice view from here - Looking towards Duncan?

Mount Baker

Overlooking Cobble Hill.

Fall is in the air.

Some shots from our Cobble Hill Mountain walk.

October 22, 2012

Womens Walking Group

Ten walkers did 6.5 K starting at Manley Park through
Satellite Park and Boatswain Park.We then went on to the
Arbutus Cafe where we had coffee and a tray of special
goodies. What a treat ! Thank you Joan.We had another
walker join us this morning.Welcome to the walking group
Jeanette.Thanks to our drivers,Marianne and Claudia.Next
week monday the 29th.we  will be at Bright Angel Park
walking and fungus finding.From there we will drive to the
Pioneer House Resaurant for lunch.All meet at the Legion
at 10am.    V.M.

Womens Walking Group

The walkers at Granfield Way

Fall colours with Satellite Channel in background
Photos by Joan Stone

My camera is in need of repair this week
(fall colour overload ?)
Following pictures taken last week
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Womens Walking Group

Fall Colours-All photos taken on Shawnigan Mill Bay road
between the Legion and Kerry Park

Unusual leaf colour
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Hi Everybody,
Please bear with me! I was checking out a few things and plaing with the templates. Well, before I knew it I had permanently changed the look of our Blog.
I'll try to get to look better later. For the moment what you see is what you get.

October 17, 2012

Womens Walking Group

Eight had a good walk on a sunny morning.We did about 5K enjoying duck
ponds,farm animals,and gorgeous fall colours.Coffee at the Old Schoolhouse
was good.Thanks Claudia and Marianne for driving.Next monday 22nd we
will walk from Manley Park. We now have a change in our start time. Meet
at the Legion one half hour later at 10 am.    V.M.
Last monday was Rouhi's last walk.We may see her when she returns and is
living in Victoria.

Womens Walking Group

On a misty monday morning

Fall colours

Fall colours reflect in the pond

Fall colours


The walkers. Photo taken by Joan
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October 15, 2012

Men's Walking grp.

Today we were 8 walkers and had a great sunny morning to go over 10km. according to Dennis's calculation. We started our walk at the Mill Bay Shopping Center, checked out construction progress at the Marina and then proceeded to the Mill Bay ferry. We welcomed one new walker. Hello Mike!
Here are some pictures.
The new Mill Bay Marina on a sunny morning!

A great morning to relax on the water.

Getting ready for Halloween.

men's walking group

I hear you had a great walk this morning 10 K and no one got wet, I thought for sure it would be a wet walk so I was happy I was going to Victoria. Anyway that's great.
I hear we have a new walker; Welcome to our group Mike. They probable didn't walk as fast as they do when I'm there, So look out next week we'll step it up. ha
Any Ideas for a walk next week ? We will do another local walk and discuss our next walk out of the area, Okay Tks

October 13, 2012

Computer/Photography grp

Hello All,
The October 16 meeting is a computer session. With that in mind I have attached a newsletter from Ask Leo called, "Why I bought my wife a Mac". Ignoring the condescending tone of that title, it makes for some interesting reading. The full article is found here: http://ask-leo.com/C5885 .
I would like to spend some time at this meeting to discuss how you feel about the content and structure of our meetings. Do we need to make them more formal with a written agenda? What topics are you interested in?
I will raise some more questions at the meeting and I hope you will all also express your ideas.
For the photographers in the group, I see that on Oct. 23, YSAG has planned a trip to the Royal Museum IMAX theatre. Do we want to consider that our field trip?
See you all Tuesday.
PS: Did this fellow escape from Kansas?
Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz?


Here is a summary of YSAG happenings for the next couple of weeks.

Thank you Helen for providing this information.

Our regular activities of course are ongoing.

October 10, 2012

Womens Walking Group

The walkers did 6.5 K on Thanksgiving Day along Mill Bay
road to the ferry.Then went to Tim Hortons for coffee.This
was Joyce's final walk before leaving for Mexico.Thanks for
the many times you drove Joyce,enjoy the sunshine this winter.
Adios from all of us,see you next spring.Next monday 15th
we will meet at the Legion at 9:30 am. V.M.

Womens Walking Group

A corn harvester at work

At Cowichan Bay

The walkers

Beautiful fall colours

All photos taken by Joan Stone
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