All photos taken on May 19, 2022.
As we drove back out of Parkinson Creek to the chorus of HOLE! the question of what to do next was put to the group. B had another hike in mind, but was Patty up to it and was anyone else interested. Nobody had made a decision by the time we got back to Highway 14, so I turned right and the decision was made. We were going to do another short hike to Sombrio Beach to finish off our hiking day.
On arriving at the parking lot, we realized we had been here before with Pat’s Dad in 2018. Even at that point, he was not capable of walking that far, so we just drove away. There were 2 trails down and we chose the longer trail to the right.
now, this path is so much better
enjoying the saunter
the West trail was shorter and included a suspension bridge, so, off we went
at the suspension bridge – Benji has his doubts
Benji transport was soon arranged
at the other end
looking out to the beach
looking back inland
just past the bridge, the trail exit was blocked for landscape rehab – would have been good to know that at the start—so we turned back
We finally arrived at the promised beach (separate post) and sat down to enjoy the sunny day. Our relaxation over, we hiked back to the car, glad we had turned right after our first hike.
on the way out