The next hike will be on Saturday, 3rd June.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove just a very short distance and parked a little way up the hill after the bridge over Mouat Creek on the road to Davie Bay. An old logging road took us south through replanted clearcut and forest and it was interesting to see how well some Giant Sequoia trees were doing in one area that had been planted with mixed conifers including Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce and and Douglas Fir. Our chosen lunch spot was a small pocket beach where we sat on low rocks beside a very calm sea. The tide was exceptionally low that day and we found some especially interesting tidepools that would normally be under the sea.
The low tide allowed us to walk past steep cliffs and along the beach to where Eagle Creek emerges from the forest and splashes down onto brilliant green seaweed. Warm smooth rocks beside the falls made it a perfect spot to just linger for a while.
The lovely little waterfall at the mouth of Eagle Creek. At high tide the sea refreshes small tide pools just out of the picture on the right.