Thursday, September 12, 2013
Next hike from Van Anda.
We meet at the Royal Canadian Legion in Van Anda at 10:00am.
On this upcoming hike we will be visiting some of the most beautiful coastline on Texada, a stretch of the north-west coast to the south of Cresent Bay. There are many trails in this area and they extend long distances along the shoreline and up to viewpoints high on a mountain side.
Last week we started off wondering if we should even bother to pick a hike on the high ground as this seemed to be entirely shrouded in fog. We decided instead to do a beach hike and headed off south past Davie Bay towards Shingle Beach, parking where the new logging road heads off to the left not far before the campground. Although there was no rain in the forecast we found ourselves in a very wet mist and for the first part of the hike umbrellas were quite useful. Taking the trail that swings up through the forest before heading back down to the beach again near the old Brown cottage we found the mist was drying out and gradually clearing. In the afternoon the sun came out as we walked back along the beach to the Shingle Beach forestry campground. In my photo I tried to capture the ethereal atmosphere of the abandoned cottage, the old fruit trees and the ancient arbutus tree.
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