We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we drove north for a change, parking near the end of Spragge Road the starting place for a hike to Raven Bay on the east coast of the island. The old logging road drops down quickly and crosses the outflow from Case Lake, a nature reserve with a small population of Western Painted Turtle. After a short uphill section the road heads steadily down through mostly young forest until coming out onto a flat section of the gravel High Road close to Slow Farm. After going north on the road a short distance we turned right and headed down again on a logging road through more mature forest with Rumbottle Creek on our right. At Raven Bay the extra low tide gave us an opportunity to check out the beach creatures that are usually well below the surface of the sea. There were exceptionally large clusters of starfish, and quite a few of them were colours other than the common purple.
Some of the different coloured starfish at Raven Bay.