March 28, 2020
March 16, 2020
Seven of us jumped in 2 cars and made the l-o-n-n-n-g trip up to Nanaimo for a stroll around Westwood Lake - a 6 Km walk. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
|Follow the trace counter-clockwise from where the cars are parked. (near center right)|
|Not too far from where we parked - the beach area.|
|Reflections - typical for a nice sunny day.|
|The first boardwalk - there are a total of 17 of these of various sizes|
around the lake.
|More reflections - there are a few reflection photos.|
|In this photo it is just the reflection.|
|Lots of tall trees.|
|This was a man made lake, so lots of old tree stumps poking skyward.|
|Another of the 17 walkways.|
|We could see the odd coin in the water.|
|Not sure what it is or what|
|A very easy trail to walk.|
|Some blown down trees that were removed from over the|
|Can you see the bird in this tree and root stump?|
|The "Half Way Point".|
|The first walkway as seen from the opposite side of the lake.|
|Had to show more reflections.|
|Nice burls on some tree|
|A fisherman on the lake.|
|Zoomed in a bit.|
|Mill Bay trails aren't the only ones with|
mysterious painted rocks. But the Mill Bay rocks are nicer?
|Getting to the hilly parts of the trail.|
|Bill overlooking his momentary domain.|
|More tall trees.|
|The official "Lake Procclamation."|
|A delicious lunch and beverage in Ladysmith at the|
"FOX & HOUNDS" Pub.
March 13, 2020
March 9, 2020
Eleven of us walked about 6 Km today around the Quarry near Cobble Hill Park. The weather was a chilly 1 deg C to start but eventually the sun warmed us up a bit. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
|Parked the cars near the entrance to Burnham Park. Did a clockwise loop. Through the yellow gate, down the Bamberton-Haul Road, finished up on Thain Road and back to the cars.|
|Off we go - down the Bamberton-Haul Road.|
|Passed this artwork alongside Bamberton-Haul Road.|
|Looking over to the Quarry on our right.|
|A bunch of ducks making patterns on the water near the|
southwest end of the Quarry.
|The patterns are best seen from a distance.|
|One of a few wet obstacles. Notice the ice patterns.|
|A little uphill climbing involved.|
|Panoramic view from the west side of the Quarry.|
|"Hello!" to Sally and Brian from Don.|
|Looking towards the southwest end of the Quarry.|
|The water is quite a ways down from here.|
|People have added Inukshuks for interest.|
|For any passerby with cold ears??|
|Another of those mysterious painted rocks.|
|It was found in the old Stone Oven,|
a couple layers above the open front.
|How do we get around this lake?|
|We found a bypass.|
|Arriving back where we started.|
|Coffee at the "Red Schoolhouse" in Cobble Hill.|