We meet at the Ballpark at Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week the island was almost entirely snow covered, but there was still a narrow strip along the shoreline north and south of Gillies Bay that had little or none on the ground the morning of the hike. To avoid getting into conditions of wet and slippery snow underfoot and heavy snow on tree branches we decided to do a low elevation hike this time. Driving just the short distance to the Mouat Creek Bridge on Davie Bay Road we hiked south taking the old logging road that runs less far inland than the main road to Shingle Beach. The destination for lunch was a secluded "pocket beach", one of several tiny beaches on this otherwise rocky stretch of coastline. In the open the recent snow gave the driftwood logs a wintery cap of white as we sat in quite comfortable, bright and windless weather beside a calm sea.
Lunch on a pocket beach near the mouth of Eagle Creek.