|An unusual bent Douglas-fir on west Billings Beach|
|Mallards and Widgeons in Seabroom Park, off Kaltasin Road, Billings Spit|
|Cedar stump on the tip of Billings Spit|
|There is a view and access to the beach from this small Billings Spit park|
|Near the north end of the beach on the harbour side are several Douglas-fir veterans, including a couple that hang precariously over the beach|
|Glenidle Road feels like a tunnel through the trees - the old cedars are great|
Even the streets of the Billings Spit area have big trees to be seen. Along Glenidle Road are several old growth Western red-cedars that have grown large fluted trunks. Rumour has it than when the sewer system is extended to Billings Spit these magnificent trees may have to be cut down to make way for the construction. I hope that is wrong. These centuries old trees look like healthy, robust specimens.
|Glenidle Road big cedars|
Billings Spit is about a 10 minute drive from Sooke's town center, and about 35 minutes from Victoria. It is on bus route #61. Often people park on Highway 14, and do a walking loop down through the neighbourhood, incorporating a bit of beachcombing along the way. The best time to visit is at lower tides (consult tide table here).
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