This may not look all that scary to you. But it sure was to us. What you don’t see is the deceivingly calm water hole just 20 metres upstream (there’s a sign that says no lifeguard on duty!) And the other thing you don’t see—is a very large waterfall just 10 metres downstream. There have been fatalities here.
This spring a 60 metre suspension bridge—65 metres above the canyon floor was opened to the public. Also new is a viewing platform at edge of the canyon wall. The platform provides an unimpeded view of the falls. Some snapshots below:
This view is from the back side of Old Baldy Mountain looking west over the southern half of Shawnigan lake. We’re not at the top yet and this flat spot is a great place to take a photo (aka stopping to catch your breath) as the hike is a steep one. The main vista, from the top is east over the Gulf Islands.
1 p.m. hiking along the Coast Trail in East Sooke Park
This has to be one of the most scenic places to hike on southern Vancouver Island. And it’s actually a short drive from Salt Spring Island. We travelled from the park to the Crofton Ferry Terminal via Humpback Road and the Malahat in about 75 minutes.
*This photo post, like all ‘off-island’ photo posts, is filed under ‘Daytrip’ as can be seen on the website. (if you are viewing the post in the daily email message you need to click through to the actual website)
My commute to work one day this week.
Very light traffic—didn’t see another traveller for two hours.
Met some very nice trees, birds and a river.
Photographs of Salt Spring Island and areas reachable by ferry and road (and sometimes off-road).
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