The next hike will be on Saturday, 16th November.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we were a bit unlucky with the weather as it was dull and cloudy and looked like it could begin to rain at any time. Lucky for us that the rain held off until the hike was over and we were headed back home! We may not be so lucky this week, but November is usually the wettest month of the year so we can expect more rain before the end of the month. One thing that the moisture does encourage is the growth of edible mushrooms an interested hikers were rewarded last week. To avoid the activities of the hunters that were extra abundant last Saturday, a long weekend, we drove south to the Cook Bay gate and then hiked down the old logging road that goes to the house at the very southern end of Shingle Beach. It was too cool in the wind to sit on top of the seaside bluff where we usually eat lunch, but the low cliff that gave us wind protection also gave me the subject of my photo this week. I remember noticing these oddly shaped grey lichen many years ago and wondering why they have taken these very odd shapes in this particular location.
Oddly shaped lichen on smooth rocks at the south end of Shingle Beach.