The next hike will be on Saturday, 1st December.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the morning was cool and damp, but there was not much wind and we decided to explore a bluff we had first visited last year. We had done a little work then on the trail which follows an old logging road, but did not reach the far end for lack of time. This time we had a chance to go a bit further and found we had a higher ridge on our right that looked as if there might be a good viewpoint on top of it. It was steep after we left the road, but to everyone's delight when we reached the very top the morning's fog had lifted and we had a great view to the west. Eating lunch was a pleasure as the sun was warming both us and the mossy slope of the ridge, making faint rising clouds of steam full of tiny insects sparkle in the sun light.
On our return route after lunch we flagged a much better way of reaching the new viewpoint that avoided the very steep climb to the new viewpoint at the northern end of the ridge.
The view west from Pocahontas Bluffs with Vancouver Island faintly visible in the far distance.