Shortly before the deaths of both our mothers, I moved to the island and ended up living less than fifteen kilometers from Sally; we reconnected and got together a couple of times a year. In a recent conversation, I mentioned the loss of hiking friends as well as my hiking dog, and learned that although Sally loves the outdoors and has lived here for much of the past forty years, she had not done many of my favourite hikes in this area. So we choose a date, and today we went to Crofton Lake. It was the perfect day - an overcast sky in the early morning soon turned into puffy white clouds and then beautiful blue skies, lovely reflections, and a glorious day for a hike.
|The trail up|
|Reeds and Reflections|
|Looking across the lake|
|Fall colours against a blue sky|
|A view of the Salish Sea, Salt Spring Island, and the|
North Shore Mountains
from the loop trail back down