We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had very pleasant weather for our hike. June this year has been cooler and has had more rainy days than usual so it's nice when a hike day turns out well. We drove towards Davie Bay and parked at Eagle Creek in a spot that is barely recognisable after so much logging has taken place in such a short time. This is crown land and it bothers me when I see old style clearcuts of public land in contrast to the more carefully logged private forest owned by Texada Forest Reserve. The hikers included a family from the interior who were happy to visit the Mouat bluffs with views of the straits and the smaller islands followed by lunch on the rocky beach at the south end of Mouat Bay. The youngsters especially liked the rock hunting on the beach and managed to find a few examples of our distinctive "flower rock". My photo was taken on a hike earlier in the month when I spotted a lone rose bush with a pair of almost perfect blooms.
A pair of wild rose flowers beside the beach near the Sandbanks not far from Gillies Bay.