The next hike will be on Saturday, 10th June.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay
Last week we once again headed south along the coast and parked at the Cook Bay gate with the weather sunny and dry and certainly very pleasant for hiking. This time our plan was to explore some of the bluffs nearer to Cook Bay community that we had not visited on earlier hikes in this area. This time we had a new approach route down an old logging road we had not used before and this took us quite quickly to a spot where it was easy to access a bluff with quite a good view not all that high above the shoreline. We decided to climb higher exploring the new territory in search of a good view point and suitable spot for lunch. We found a good one and then after lunch continued towards the west until we reached our main trail that was well flagged and the best way to reach the main trail to the beach and complete a circular route.
My photo was taken on our recent hike to the pocket beach near Eagle Creek. June is the month when the rocky cliffs along our shoreline have lovely masses of the bright yellow monkey flowers growing usually in damp spots with a little decent soil and full sun exposure.
A colourful mass of Monkey Flower or Mimulus near Eagle Beach.