We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we hiked up from the Pocahontas Bay bypass logging road through the forest to the edge of a large clear cut quite high up on the side of the mountain. However, it rained continuously and we never had much of a view except of the forest along the winding logging road. It was a pleasant enough kind of hike, and no one complained too much about the showers of water that fell on us each time a gust of wind shook the tree branches above our heads while we ate lunch.
It was too wet for photos that day so I've used instead one I took a week earlier during the annual Christmas bird count. There is an old barge loading dock in Van Anda that makes a perfect area for our resident cormorants to rest between fishing trips in the nearby waters.
A group of Double Crested Cormorant on an old barge loading dock at the now closed Lafarge Cement quarry in Van Anda.