The next hike will be on Saturday, 31st October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had quite a nice day for hiking although the sea and part of the island were covered in a thick blanket of fog. As we usually do on days when there is fog about we simply started driving towards the high ground hoping to eventually get above the fog. This day it worked out very nicely and we were clear of the fog when we passed Second Lake and decided to park on the gasline where the road swings away from the line. Walking uphill on the line right of way took us to the Hydro Reactor road, then past the chainlink fences and then west under the cables along the winding towers access road. A small bluff close by the Rogers Cell Tower was a pleasant spot to rest and eat lunch and look out to the mountain tops of Vancouver Island in far distance. Between us and them all the lower slopes of Texada and the miles of sea were hidden beneath the billowy top of the white fog.
My photo was taken on the hike earlier in October when we hiked on the grassy bluffs to the north of Cook Bay. On that beautiful day the views were spectacular and there was no trace of fog anywhere at all.
The view looking towards Hornby Island and Vancouver Island from near Cook Bay.