We tried, unsuccessfully, to change the date of this hike for better weather, but we ended up with a cold, grey, drizzly day. Our group of 13 hiked along the old logging road stopping at the Borden homestead . We continued on to Carrington Bay and the tidal lagoon, and crossed the narrow channel on the bridge as the very high tide was rushing in with a standing wave. We wandered through the camping area and on to the peninsula with the swim rock. The lagoon had ice on it and was incredibly silent. We had a bone chilling lunch break on logs in the forest before we continued on to Grandmothers’ Grove, a beautiful old growth stand of spruce and cedar, in the James Creek drainage. We followed the trail and logging roads back in a loop and made brisk time up the hill to the vehicles to catch the earlier ferry and stay warm. 8.5 km; 3 hours.
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