Probus Peddlers: Last Group Ride of 2022
Photo taken at Kin Beach on November 13, our last group ride of 2022. Since then we have had to deal with rain, snow, wind and cool temperatures (except on our 3 week trip to Mexico). We are hoping to start doing our 2023 Probus Peddlers group rides sometime soon.
Submitted by group leader Willy Van Kemenade
-15 and still snowshoeing...
Anne organized us and Brian shared his off-trail expertise by leading today, on one of the most spectacular hiking days in a long time. Feather-light powder over a good base, sunshine making its appearance around transient clouds, and almost no one else around.
First Snowshoe Hike of the Season
Conditions were perfect for this season's first snowshoe hike. Today we were "The Group of Seven", led by Anne Flanagan. Trails were well trodden from the days before but we had them almost all to ourselves, making the Battleship - Helen Mackenzie Lake loop particularly enjoyable.
Hiking Above the Clouds
While leader Anne Flanagan was celebrating the start of winter in the Interior, Teresa led our hiking group around the Battleship - Helen Mackenzie Lakes loop. Six of us soaked in the sunshine and warm temperatures (10+ Celsius), and enjoyed the rare chance to hike in boots in the new snow.
Hands On Cooking
Nina and Patricia's Hands On Cooking this month featured spicy and delicious South African dishes. Unusual and interesting recipes were made, including boerewors, bobotie, mealie bread, chakalaka, milk tart, and Cape Malay chicken curry. (Have we got you running to check your cooking Wikipedia?)
It was a fun afternoon, especially trying to stuff the sausage meat into their casings! Here are a few photos.
This week, a group of us met at the Oyster River Nature Park and after crossing the bridge, headed down the trail beside the river to get to Saratoga Beach. The tide was low so we had a lovely beach walk on the sandbars before heading back to the Oyster River Nature Park, where we went down the trail on the other side of the river. We stopped for a snack on the gravel bar close to the mouth of the river as it was sunny and warm. Then off to the shoreline trail that takes you to Salmon Point. On the way back we stopped at the same sunny spot for lunch before heading home. It was great to take advantage of the sunny weather, especially in light of the rain the next day.
Submitted by group leader Anne Flanagan
Appy Mix and Mingle News
September was the first Appy Mix and Mingle evening for this season. Looking at this cosy pic, what a comfortable and enjoyable evening it must have been.
Hiking Group Enjoying Seal Bay Park
The wind and rain are keeping many hikers inside today, but here are a couple photos from last week's beautiful stroll through Seal Bay Park, led by Anne Flanagan. It's been a great autumn season for the club's outdoor groups!
Sunshine and Pumpkins at Sieffert's
It was another pleasant ride yesterday. Nineteen of us pedaling in late October has to be a record. Thanks for coming out.
Probus Peddlers Autumn Ride...
As this photo of smiling faces shows, there was a great turnout last weekend. I think I counted 24 of us enjoying the sunshine.
Our group of traditional and e-bikes met near Quality Foods on Lerwick and cycled through the Valley View area (not the real hilly part), Crown Isle and the Town of Comox.
While the “rains” seem to be coming soon, this Saturday is looking good for another bike ride which will give us an opportunity to try the newly-paved, widened stretch on Knight Road.
We will pop into Sieffert's Market which will be closing in November. I stopped by Sieffert's today and noticed that the field behind the market is full of large pumpkins which will be a great spot for a photo op.
Submitted by group leader, Willy Van Kemenade