One of the outlooks along the walk. It was beautiful. Sunny yet cool with the breeze.
This tree was overwhelmed with carpenter ant and woodpecker holes. I wish I could have captured it’s holy state with better clarity.
This outlook was at the top of the island. It was a neat building with tiered platforms to sit on. From here you could see the Departure Bay (to Horseshoe Bay) ferry pass by fairly close.
A little fun along the way. We walked on a couple pretty high up fallen trees. My height phobic friend walked around and snapped some pictures!
This tree has split into three at the top:
Here is a working replica of a machine that made sandstone grinders that were used in pulp mills back in the mid twenties to early thirties.
Here’s a cut out from the sandstone which is now filled with water and pretty green algae.
View of downtown Nanaimo from Newcastle before we headed home on the Newcastle Island ferry.
Afterwards we walked up to our friend’s house for a supper of salad rolls with delicious peanut sauce and homemade chili sauce. The rolls were filled with fresh from the garden lettuce, cucumber, shisu (sp?), basil and carrot, bean sprouts, rice noodles and crushed peanuts. It was a great day with a bit more than 10 km of walking/hiking.