We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had a near perfect day for hiking and headed south to visit a new viewpoint we had only discoved last year. The spot was just as we remembered it and the view looking across the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island perhaps not quite as clear but impressive none the less. To get to the viewpoint from Gillies Bay means driving for about forty-five minutes to the Fiveway Junction on the Anderson Bay Road. From there it takes just over an hour to walk down the Cook Bay Cutoff Rd. and up the second side road on the left to where our short new path through the trees reaches the top of a very steep cliff and the view you see in my photo of the week. The location is about 2,000ft above the sea and might be called the Upper Cook Bay Bluffs.
I think the large bird you can see gliding past not far below was a Turkey Vulture and the white flecks you can see on the water just behind it are the wakes of some of the racing sailboats.
Lasqueti Island from a viewpoint high above Cook Bay. In the Sabine Channel directly below there were so many sailboats it must have been a race.