May 28, 2018

Men's Walking Group

Excellent day for a walk up Wilkinson Road from the Tennis courts behind Kerry Park Rec Center.  Eleven of us enjoyed the stroll finishing up with coffee at McDonalds for a change of pace.  Map and photos below.  -- DeNNis.

Parked cars at Tennis Courts (near right-bottom).  Did a clockwise loop, stopping at McDonalds for coffee and then carrying on over the Stone Bridge and behind Kerry Park Arena back to the Tennis Courts.

Decorating for something?

Trees in full blossom - beautiful.

Dogwood tree in full bloom.

Looks like a pretty heavy load for the bridge.

"Nootka" roses in full bloom.

Always have to get a shot of this guy off  Wilkinson Rd.

Huge pulley block.

The goats were trying to avoid us.

And the turkey ignored us.

Cobble Hill Scholl being renovated to reopen.

Dandelions still going.

How long will this old Arbutus last?

Still needs paint.

Buttercups going strong, too.

Daisies doing well also.

And the luppins.

Coffee outside at McDonalds.

Water just below the Stone Bridge.

Stone Bridge still looking good.

On the path back to the cars.

May 27, 2018

Photography Group

Photography Group

Springtime is for Wildflowers!

May 21, 2018

Men's Walking Group

It was a cloudy day for the 6Km walk around the Cobble Hill Village.  Parked at the Cobble Mountain Dog park and walked clockwise along Fisher Road, through Ecole Cobble Hill School grounds and back to the cars.  Followed by a stop for coffee at the Shawnigan House.

A 6Km clockwise walk around Cobble Hill



Lots of spring flowers  ............

Had to feed some grass to the horses  .....

Lots of wild life

May 17, 2018

Photography Group

I had a great hike with friends in the John Howard Dean Park on the Saanich Peninsula Sunday on Mother's Day.
We saw many wildflowers, especially purple ones. Below are some photographs for your enjoyment. Ed.

May 14, 2018

Men's Walking Group

Warm, sunny day.  Perfect for a trip out to Bright Angel Park for a pleasant walk.  A little further up the road was the old Fairbridge Farm School where we checked the signage for a little history.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis

Ignore the straight yellow line. The dotted lines from where we parked the cars show our walking route.. We did a large counter clockwise loop from the parking lot to where we used to see a strange old house which is now obscured by trees, then back to the cars, up Koksilah Rd to what used to be Fairbridge Farm School where wartime orphan children were sent from England.  Then we stopped at the Koksilah intersection farm market for coffee, and ice cream cones for some, before heading back home. 

Picnic site at Bright Angel Park.

The suspension bridge across Koksilah River.

Didn't see this guy.

This was the daddy or mommy frog.

One of the youngsters.

The root structure of these trees is quite unique. 

Looking downstream frombelow the bridge.

Various types of wildflowers.

Heading up to the E&N Rail tracks.

To a spot above the bridge.

Lots of dandelions are finished.

Dogwood still in bloom.

Back across the bridge.

--with warm sentiments.

Someone at work here --

Had to stop to converse with the horses.


Bleeding Heart.

Another of these little guys.
More flowers.