Seven of us, and two dogs, hiked the shorter Shellaligan loop. The weather wasn’t perfect, but it avoided the snow at the north end of the island and rain that was forecast for the afternoon. The views along Hoskyn Channel are always beautiful in any weather. After climbing back up from the beach, we made a side trip down the longer loop trail along the creek and shore to a rocky point for a great snack with Les’ smoked salmon. It’s too bad about the deteriorating aquaculture floats resulting in garbage and styrofoam beads on the shore in Village Bay. A gentle walk – 2¼ hours, 4.7 km.
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