June 17, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Time for a "Pub Lunch Walk".    Nine of us headed down the Malahat for a stroll around the Upper Gorge Waterway.  We logged about 8 to 9 Km and finished off with a beer and lunch at the Four Mile Pub.  Map and pics below.  --  DeNNis.

We parked the cars at Canadian Tire on  Admirals Rd (near top left) and did a clockwise loop around the Gorge waterway, then did a counter-clockwise loop to the Four Mile Pub and back down "A1" (the old Island HiWay) to the Canadian Tire store.

Shadows looking down the Gorge waterway from the
Craigflower Bridge.

The view from the Craigflower Bridge.

The Heritage Craigflower  Schoolhouse.

Lots of flowers along the waterway walk.

Reflections from across the water.

A couple of deer across the water.

This Arbutus is growing out of the seawall just a few inches
below the upper surface.

Lots of flowers as mentioned. 

A very tall smooth cactus type plant.

And more plants.

Also Canada geese.

Rowing practice for some.

Looking down the Gorge waterway from the boating club.

Watching the water pour under the Gorge Bridge - the tide is
on its way out.

A Heron sitting on a piling just above
the Gorge Bridge.

More reflections.

This Seagull thinks his Kingdom is below this
lamp post. 

Viewing area underneath the Gorge Bridge.

The water is a foamy mess below the bridge.

Onward and into Gorge Park where we will visit the
Japanese Garden.

The entrance to the Japanese Garden.

Part of the Japanese Garden.

More flowering bushes.

Up a portion of the Galloping Goose Trail.

Through Portage Park.

Where there is more scenery -

And lunch beckons at the 4-Mile Pub.

Where it was enjoyed by all.


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