Heavy rain had been forecast for over a week for Wednesday, so we thought we would do this simple trip. In the end, it didn’t rain, so that was a bonus. Seven of us started at the south Rebecca Spit parking lot by the shore and walked the short distance south to see the Sasquatch. The excellent driftwood sculpture by Alex Whitcombe of Driftwood Creations is life sized and convincing. We continued on to Paddy’s Lagoon and the memorial, and walked further to the open driftwood cabin at the end of the lagoon. From there we followed the new trail up the hill and through the forest, crossing Heriot Bay Rd and following the old logging roads in a loop out and back to the road. We walked along the shore by the campground and then made the classic loop to the end of the Spit and back in the park.
This short hike has lots of variety and points of interest along the way. The maple leaves were at their peak. The trail is mostly very good and the forest is varied – a lovely, gentle walk. 8.0 km; 2¼ hours.
Thanks to Norris and Les for photos
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