The Next Hike

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 16th January.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am

Last week was dry and not windy in the morning, but there was some high cloud about and there probably still some snow on the roads on the high ground, so it was not a good idea to drive up high to check.  Instead we drove south to Shingle Beach to see if the tide was at a suitable level for us to walk along the beach.  There was quite a lot of beach exposed and we found it very pleasant walking except for one or two big trees that had recently fallen across the beach and out over the water.  These required a bit of climbing or bending low to get past them, not a problem and after a while we reached the site of the old buildings, only one of which is still more or less intact.  A short exploration up an old logging road proved fruitless as it had been blocked by timber cutting, so we returned to the beach and sat on logs for lunch.

 Walking back along Shingle Beach in the winter sunshine.

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