Walking with St. Paul’s Fall 2016
Our hikes resume on Saturday, 29 October and continue through the rest of 2016.
Saturday, 29 October - North of the Border Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Westham Island at mouth of Fraser RiverLeave St. Paul's by carpool at 9:30 a.m./Return by 3:00 p.m. 1-3 miles on level ground. **Passport or Enhanced WA driver license necessary for border crossing.
Several miles of easy, meandering trails, blinds and observation towers among tidal marshes and freshwater ponds, part of a national wildlife sanctuary. No dogs or pets, please.
Admission fee: $5.00 ($3.80 USD)/$3.00 for over 60 and under 15 ($2.28 USD). Restrooms, portable toilets, warming shed and gift shop. Restaurants for lunch in nearby Ladner.
More info about destination at website: http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/index.html
Friday, 25 November. Walk off those Thanksgiving Day calories.
Pt. Whitehorn Marine Reserve. 1-2 miles. Leave St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m.
We will walk through wooded wetlands and boardwalk, with a rustic staircase down to a cobble beach. No dogs.
Saturday, 3 December Semiahmoo Spit and Brunch at Semiahmoo Resort
Leave St. Paul's at 8:30 a.m. Arrive at Semiahmoo at 9:00 a.m. Brunch at 10:30 Return by 12:30 p.m.
We will return for this popular walk along the Strait of Georgia beach and Drayton Harbor with birders from the North Cascades Audubon chapter. Flat and easy walk, with brunch afterwards at the Semiahmoo Resort. 1-2 miles walk.
Monday, 26 December Boxing Day walk
Meet at St. Paul's at 10:00 a.m. and Return by 1:00 p.m.
A leisurely 2-3 mile hike after Christmas to walk off turkey dinner and mince pies. Hertz Trail along Lake Whatcom or Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
For further information contact Erik Axelson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas for other hikes in 2017, please call or email.
The motto for Walking with St. Paul’s is attributed to St. Augustine:
“Solvitur ambulando – It is solved by walking.”