March 30, 2015

Men's walking group

Good turnout today, 12 of us did 7k around Mill Bay Nature park and area, Thanks double N for the pictures and captions. Also thanks to the drivers. Looking at the weather forcast the 13th looks good to go for Dukes Point by Naniamo walk with lunch at the Crow & Gate. Geting back to Legion by 2pm.

Men's Walking Group

The weather held and actually got better as we walked today - even got quite warm.  Below are my map and photos.   --   DeNNis.

Parked at the Mill Bay Petrocan.  Walked down to Whiskey Point Beach and back through Mill Bay Park, through the wet, soggy field behind Beehive campground then back to the cars.  Another great Monday stroll.
Down the stairway to Whiskey Point Beach.

Panorama across to Mill Bay from Whiskey Point Beach.

Brentwood College from Whiskey Point.

Mill Bay Marina from Whiskey Point.

Mother Nature doing her spring rejuvenation work.

We are being watched by a seal!

We WERE being watched  --  dramatic exit!!

Back up the stairway - off to Mill Bay Park.

Lovely Rhodo at entrance to Whiskey Point access.

Mill Bay Park - -  Just making sure we won't get lost.

Hope this isn't too much weight for the lookout platform.

One more bridge to cross.

March 24, 2015

Women's Walking Group

McGee Creek, 6 Km. walk. Lots of water ponds, creeks, ditches. We saw 2 patches of strange chicks and hen flowers, one patch with leaves, and skunk cabbage flowers blooming. 9 walkers. Next week Mill Bay waterfront walk, meet at 10 am. Celine kindly loaned her car out to family members therefore one of our drivers will pick her up at Mill Bay.See you next week. Thank you for the information on this weeks walk, Dianne.  Below are a few pictures to remind us spring is here. There are no captions, so one click will enlarge them.

Men's walking group

We haven't done 12k for awhile in our walks but hey it went good and no rain. Our photographers were away so we may not get any pictures on the blog this week. Next week we can do Mill Bay Nature Park, Last time we were there they were working on it. We can see what they have done. Okay? Tks

March 19, 2015

Women's Walking Group

This week our walk was at Bright Angel Park. The park has many improvements and is quite family friendly with children's play areas, picnic tables , and some camping. While wobbling across the bridge we saw that the river was high and flowing very fast. The Fawn Lilies and a few other wild flowers were seen.We then went on for 3.5 Km on park trails. Thank you to our drivers. Next week we are on the Trans Canada Trail starting at the McGee Creek sign. Meet at the Legion at 10 am. VM

Fallen tree decor

Many mossy covered trees

Oh what a tangled web we weave ..........

The mixed up stump

What are the markings in the water ?


Strange fungus

Get ready folks, here I come !

Fawn Lilies-In and out of  the sunshine

Lunch is served

Visitors to the playground

Lenora and Dianne share a bench, sort of ....

March 16, 2015

Men's walking group

Nice and brisk this morning perfect for walking, 10 of us did about 6 k depending on who you asked, good interesting walk, Thanks for the pictures double NN and the captions. Next week a local walk maybe Wilkinson and back by Camran Tagart about 10k. Okay, Thanks to the drivers, see u next wk

My offerings from todays pleasant Langford Lake stroll.  Everything good as usual - weather, company and delicious lunch plus lots of photo ops.  Couldn't get any better.  -- DeNNis.

Parked on Goldstream Ave just off Hwy 1 (top left).  Follow the usual YellowBrickRd counterclockwise.  Several small docks to stop and enjoy the views.

Entrance to Ed Nixon Trail, just across road from parking,
 which traverses Langford Lake.

Beautiful wide walkways make for pleasant walking.


One of several viewing stops.

Looking across the lake.

Unique fungi formation on small branch.

Many unique yards along lakefront.

Cormorant enjoying the water.

These guys looking pretty ducky, too.

Great kids play area.  The base (Blue and Blue-Gray area) is made of a rubber-cork
like material, resulting in a very cushiony landing if you should fall.

Another small lake front park area.

Much new development in the area - on the right is a YW/YMCA complex under construction.

YES - Spring has Sprung!!