We had 15 to walk the 5 Km around the Quarry, some for the first time. We may need to give the Shawnigan House a heads up when we are coming, they temporally ran out of coffee? Next week plan is the Silver Mine route which will start from the same parking area as the Quarry only walk down Thain Road and along the Silver Mine trails. -- Brook
Cooler weather today for a stroll around the old Bamberton Quarry. Even got a couple of photo ops that haven't been on previous blogs. There is always something new to see. The walk was enjoyed by all as was coffee at Shawnigan Coffee House. -- DeNNis.
Parked near entrance to Burnham Pk off Thain Rd. Follow the arrows clockwise around the Quarry. The white letters -- (A) is where the swimmers left from. (B) Is where they were when
I took the photo from (C). The Stone Oven is top-center of the map.
The Canada Goose on the right is missing its left wing, but has been in the
Quarry for several years - fed by visitors and always waiting for hand outs.
|Pan shot from point A.
|Shortcut through the rock barricade.
|What is creating this wake?
|These two swimmers doing a loop around the Quarry.
|At the old Stone Oven.
|There are lots of theorys as to what it was used for.
|Had to brighten image to see what was further down.
|Near the top.
We didn't make our fortune on this - it was already cleaned
out and checked by the police.
|Google Earth view of the Quarry. (and our track around it)