The next hike will be on Saturday 19th November.
We meet at the Ball Park in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week were again reluctant to hike anywhere except in a part of the island we knew would be free from roaming hunters. As we did the previous week we again parked just outside the Cook Bay gate, but this time istead of hiking west and down to the beach we set off towards the east to check out the condition of some of the old logging roads in that area to the north-east of Cook Bay. I came as a pleasant surprise that the oldest logging roads were still in very good condition with almost no overgrown sections at all. The weather was not so good and we found ourselves once again eating lunch in showery conditions.
It looks as if Saturday will be rainy once more, but without sunshine there can be no rainbows. On the other hand the two species of salmon that return to spawn in our creeks every year have been doing very. All this extra rainfall has kept the flow of fresh water quite high and the numbers of Chum going up our main river, Mouat Creek, has been far higher than usual.
Rainbows have been scarce for weeks so it was nice to see a few days ago a rare double rainbow in Gillies Bay during a short sunny period.