Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary Adventure Lab Cache
Sunday, August 23, 2020
I am a geocacher - and found my first one while on an RV vacation with my Dad in September of 2008. I bought my first GPS when I arrived home and have been finding and creating caches ever since. As time goes on new types of geocaches become available. Adventure Labs are one of the newest types to be added and is done by using a phone. I was given the opportunity to create one last year and was awarded a second Adventure Lab this past week. I thought it might be fun to take you on a virtual tour of the Lake - so please come along for the adventure!
Swan Lake and it's floating bridge trail.
This is a great view of the bridge and was taken from the dock. This is the replacement bridge as the original wooden one was damaged during a bad winter wind storm a few years ago.
Little Red Cloud on one of many benches
This is my grand daughter (her caching name is Little Red Cloud) She came along for the walk and to visit the nature house
The Drip Fountain
Rain water is collected from the roof of the Nature House and is stored in a big holding tank. As long as there is water in the tank - the fountain will drip.
The Foot Bridge
The lake is about 23 acres in size. During the winter flooding season is grows to 80 acres in size. This foot bridge was made so people could use the trails during the winter. Last winter the lake water was 4 inches above the bridge!!! The trails were closed for a couple of weeks - until the lake receded and it was safe to use them. I love walking through here - it's like a tunnel through the forest.
A beautiful spot to sit or stand while watching the birds on the water or in the sky. Frogs lurk in the shallow water and you can sometimes see them catching and feeding on insects.
View from the Nature House
A view of the shallow lake - that changes with the seasons - and was taken a few steps from the Nature House.
The Adventure Lab will guide folks to each of these sites where they will be required to answer a question. Once they fill in their answer correctly, they will be told where the next spot is. All of the questions I used were taken off plaques found at the sites. The 5 km trail is rated easy and this adventure will take an hour to complete depending on how fast you walk.
Thank you for joining me and I hope you liked this Virtual Tour of Swan Lake located near Victoria BC, on Vancouver Island!