Weather and location worked out for a great walk around Westwood Lake in the Nanaimo area. Nice sunny day but under the umbrella of trees resulted in a very comfortable hike. Below is my map and photos. -- DeNNis.
It was an easy 6Km walk for 7 of us around Westwood Lake near Nanaimo. Next stop was at the Fox & Hounds Pub in Ladysmith where we were joined by 2 others for lunch. -- Brook.
Ignore the straight solid yellow line. Follow the dotted yellow line counter-clockwise from the "Parking Lot" around the lake.
|Starting point - obviously.
|Part of the beach area.
|Near the parking area and washrooms.
|Boardwalk right on the lake edge.
|Shallow area complete with lily pads.
|A very tall barren tree trunk.
|About the half way point.
|I need help with the name of these flowers.
|A natural canopy of trees over the trail.
|Looks a lot like "butterfly bush".
|About 17 boardwalks around the lake - all numbered.
|Lookout point on the east end of the lake. The high point in
|Lots of great views. The lake was obviously flooded at one time.
|Mother nature nursery.
|Bob taking a picture of me
taking a picture of him.
|Swimming area near entrance to park.