July 4, 2016

Men's Walking Group

It was a great day for the record 17 YSAG members to walk the 9Km around the Duncan Dykes.  Had a look at the historic photos in the alleys followed by lunch at the Craig Street Brew Pub.  Next week will be an easy trek from the Legion to walk in & around the Shawnigan School grounds.  --- Brook


Great walk around the Duncan perimeter today.  The weather cooperated, the company was good and the lunch was great, too.  What more could we ask for? Biggest turnout of walkers I can remember.  Below is my map and just some of the many photos I took.   ---   DeNNis.

We parked our vehicles behind Lordco Auto Parts in the parking lot of  the downtown Duncan shopping center.  Walked across the street and down the E&N tracks where we picked up the new
dyke trail along the Cowichan River.  Follow the "Yellow Brick Road" for the rest of the walk.

Off we go down the tracks.

A stop at the E&N rail trestle - looking down towards the
Silver Bridge.

Looking back at the trestle.

A great new trail leads us under the Silver Bridge.

Of course we need a couple of "supermen" to hold the bridge up.

Some beautiful plantings in the apartment complex
alongside the trail. 

Cross over the bridge.

Someone not taking good care of this plant pot.

Water treatment pond at the "Fresh Water Eco Center" near
the Public Works Yard.

Must stop and do our workout at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

Then along a treed pathway -

- and across another bridge -

- to another part of the Sportsplex.

- reading material included.

Beautiful lawn - cutting
not necessary - artificial

Back onto the berme just beyond the golf driving range.

A little flower, looks like a poppy, all
alone along the trail.

Onward to downtown Duncan.

Checking out some antique photos of Duncan in the
alley way before stopping for lunch

These two photos didn't turn out great --

-- but the lunch certainly did.


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