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|
|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.
|This Seagull thinks his Kingdom is below this|
|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|
|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.|