We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the rain continued on and off all week with rain still falling when we met for the hike in Gillies Bay. From past experience we knew conditions for off-road hiking would be miserable so it was decided to stick to the good logging roads this time and sharing two vehicles we headed down past Davie Bay and parked not far past Stromberg Creek bridge. For lunch we made good use of one of the rustic structures built for the annual Diversity Music Festival. To give us comfortable seating we manhandled a wood picnic table up from the beach while one hiker found a wide shelf tucked up under the roof a more satisfactory perch. Looking out past the trees we could see the Sabine Channel was covered in white caps driven by a strong south-easter so it was nice to be out of the rain and the wind as well.
The rain had eased off by the time we started back up the road to the vehicles and the hike turned out to be quite a pleasant one in the end.
Hikers sheltering from the rain at Shingle Beach Campground.