We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the weather was quite dull with very low cloud everywhere. It made no sense hiking up so we decided to stay down near the water and drove south towards Davie Bay. We explored some side trails along the shoreline and did find one that we could use to reach a small headland, but branches need clearing and so that will be for another day. For lunch we sat on a low cliff just south of where Eagle Creek reaches the sea. This is a spot we have visited quite a few times now, and we have found there is no easy way to get down just here to the tiny beaches that are good spots to find a multitude of attractive pebbles. The pocket beaches we also often visit are not far from here, but they are north of Eagle Creek and reached via different trails. It was just a very small number of hikers, three people and two friendly dogs, but I expect most hikers are either off island for the holidays or busy at home making preparations for Christmas.
On a bluff not far south of Eagle Creek. Just to the left of my picture the ground drops off very steeply down to the sea.