A larger than normal Hiking Group met on June 27, 2017 at Cadboro-Gyro beach to commence a hike around Ten Mile Point. Ten Mile Point was so named because it is exactly 10 nautical miles from what was at the time the headquarters of the Pacific Station of the Royal Navy (now CFB Esquimalt).
The route was a pleasant 2 ½ hour walk through trails, a park, and streets. It meandered around fancy houses, well groomed trails for the most part, the farthest easterly point on the Island, and the highest elevation on Ten Mile Point.
We were taken to Konuckson Park, a 10 hectare park that, until today, has been a local area secret. Konuckson, loosely translated, is a First Nations name for Shape of Ten Mile Point.
The hike, or perhaps I should call it a “tour” had a bonus element as we were given a history of the area, shown Heritage Buildings, the residence of a renowned movie producer, and a lot of interesting tidbits.
After the hike ended, many hikers were treated to a surprise – a delicious spread of goodies and refreshments at Glenn’s house. All the Hikers were very impressed.