The next hike will be on Saturday, 10th February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we were lucky with the weather and had a welcome gap in the rain which has been falling on and off more often than usual at this time of year. Instead of starting off by jumping into vehicles and driving sometimes quite long distances we started our hike from our meeting place, the Gillies Bay Ballpark. We have quite a good selection of hikes to chose from when we do cut out the driving and they tend to be longer than average, so more exercise and no doubt very good for us. To reach our chosen lunch spot on Turkey Vulture Bluff we headed up School Road and up the steep hill heading towards Cap Sheaf Lake instead of using the new bike trail route through the forest. One reason we picked the local hike route that day was because there was low cloud over Gillies Bay that looked as if it probably covered much of the higher ground on our part of the island. Again we were lucky and the cloud was not quite low enough at the bluff to block our view to the west, the sea and even in the far distance the mountains on Vancouver Island.
Lunch on Turkey Vulture Bluff overlooking Gillies Bay.