We ended 2019 with our usual hike and lunch on 10 December, and then our first snowshoe hike of the season on 17 December. For the first time we did a 5 km circuit of the Courtenay Airpark/Millard Creek and then went to the White Spot restaurant for lunch. This replaced our normal Oyster River - Salmon Point walk. Sadly the Salmon Point restaurant burned down last January. It was lightly snowing and breezy for our first snowshoe. Snow conditions were good though on the summer trail out to Lake Helen Mackenzie and back. It felt good to get a taste of winter conditions before the Christmas season.