The next hike will be on Saturday, 6th May.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Baay at 10:00am.
Last week we had a rainy day for our hike and annual Raven Bay beach oyster roast and BBQ. For the hike we started at the Legion parking in Van Anda as usual, but could not use the usual route through the two quarries as Imperial, the active one, was operating so too dangerous to walk through. Instead we hiked the trails south of Van Anda and visited the wonderful section of old growth forest that straddles Van Anda Creek just a short distance downstream from the Priest Lake dam. The food was all good and the conversation pleasant, but it was defintely a bit chilly so the warm fire was very welcome.
My photo this time is of the waterfalls on Maple Bay Creek when we were on a hike back in February. The frequent rains we have been having this year have maintained high water flows on all the islands creeks and have helped to produce more impressive falls and rapids than usual. We had had a chance to see some of the sealions out on the islands that are also a part of the Woodwardia Conservation Lands and also visited Favada Point with it's interesting Prickly Pear Cactus clusters.
Waterfalls on Maple Bay Creek, February 2017.