November 25, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Today a new walker, Mark, joined us.  So eleven of us set off for a destination Brook told us was one we did not know of.  We covered about 7 Km before ending up at Tim Hortons.  The new destination was Welch Road.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked on Deloume Rd above Tim Hortons.  Headed up past what used to be Lions Cove, across the old Stone Bridge towards Kelsey School, behind Sunset Maples townhouses, along Horton Rd, down past Petrocan to Church Way where we went down Welch Rd to the beach.  Then past the Old Church Museum and Brentwood College finishing up at Tim Hortons for a well deserved coffee break.

Heading towards Lions Cove and the old Stone Bridge.

Found a good "fixer upper" bike on the way.

Shawnigan Creek below the old Stone Bridge.

The old Stone Bridge looking as good as ever.

Traffic coming out of Kelsey School.

Including a "Murder" of crows.

Kelsey School.

Notice the steam rising from the roofs due to the frost and
one degree temperature.  At least the sunshine had something
to do with it.

Looking up Hayden Rd off of Horton Rd.

          Spotted these guys along Horton Road.

The Sweet Meadows Farm Stand on Church Way.

In a field on Church Way.

A very long (obviously expensive) fence on Welch Road.

A long stairway down to the beach at
the bottom of Welch Rd.

The view from the beach at the bottom of Welch Rd.

Some people heading to a warmer climate???

The old "Church-Museum" above the highway.


We spotted something in the rocks beside the hydrant here.

Can you believe it????

Mill Bay Masonic Lodge.

The final stop for todays walk!

November 22, 2019

Busy time for Folk Art


So, what are friends in Folk Art up to?
I think they are working for Santa!

Alcohol Painting

Big smiles for the camera!

November 18, 2019

Men's Walking Group

It's that time of month for a "Pub Walk."   Seven of us piled into a couple of cars for the trip up to Duke Point for  about a 8 Km walk on the Duke-Jack Point trail.  A little(?) foggy but no rain.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Up to HiWay 19 towards the Duke Point Ferry terminal, then onto Jackson Rd where we parked the cars at the Biggs Park parking lot.  Through the tunnel underneath Hiway 19 and down the trail alongside the water.

Through the tunnel.

And down the trail.  A little FOG in the air.

The old carving has seen better days.

Up the first set of stairs.

Quite foggy.

What I call the "faux petroglyph."

Some flotsam and jetsom along the waters edge.

2nd set of stairs.

This Arbutus looks like it
has had a disease of sorts.

Climbing ivy.

The big stairway.

Wind swept wet coast.

The odd slippery slope.

Lookout platform near Jack Point.

Had to zoom in on this guy in the fog.  We were curious as
to what mission he was on.

Freighters waiting out the sawmill strike??

Brook says he has a
new job.

Cormorants sunning(?)
on Jack Point Light.

It is amazing to see the water effects on the rocks along
the shoreline.

The Duke Point Ferry Dock.
More wind swept wet coast.

Concrete stepping stones to help keep our feet dry.

Back down the BIG stairway.

A very interesting example of Mother Natures Artistry. 

Missed this going the other way.  A "Dream Catcher" hanging
from a tree limb.

A very scenic walk. --  Even in the fog.

What's with the beady eyes?

A LADYBUG of all things.
One of those mystery rocks?

Back by the sawmill.  The fog still hasn't lifted.

Down the last stairway before getting back to the cars and lunch.

The oldest licensed Pub in B.C. - the Wheat Sheaf in Cedar.

Where we joined Denis L. and his brother Norman.

Our table was right beside the wood
burning heater so we got toasty warm
and filled our tummies.