The next hike will be on Saturday, 24th February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had quite a nice day weatherwise, but with low cloud and lots of snow on the ground at higher levels we decided to hike close to the seashore and drove south past Shingle Beach to the south end of the recent big logging area where road building still continues. Last year we had flagged a new trail route down to the south end of Shingle Beach not far from the old abandoned cabins. It took a while to find that trail again, but we did manage to make slow progress and eventually headed south along some steep mossy bluffs towards the location of a private cottage that we have hiked past many times over the years. Usually we would reach this part of the coastline by an old road that is gated at the top not far from the Cook Bay access road gate. My photo shows the hikers just up from a tiny beach not far from the private cottage.
Hiking the rugged coastline at the far south end of Shingle Beach. This is on the route of a new trail section near a waterfront cottage.