The next hike will be on Saturday, 25th June.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last Saturday we were once again unlucky with the weather with rain coming down almost without a break from start to finish of the hike. With still a few more days to go to the end of June the rainfall in Gillies Bay has already exceeded 100mm, so over four inches and perhaps something of a record perhaps. We drove towards Davie Bay and parked just past Eagle Creek where the road going up to Thompson Rd branches off to the left. The route is a steady climb with a couple of extra steep sections to reach the lunch spot at the top of Eagle Mountain. It rained as we ate lunch and we were high enough to be in low cloud so had no view at all.
My photo this week was taken on our recent hike to Secret Beach. The peeling brown skin like bark had started to come off a branch that had grown close to the ground for several feet before curving up to form almost a separate trunk. It is unusual to see the smooth wood that was exposed such a bright geen colour.
A curious Arbutus tree on the coastal trail north of Shingle Beach.