Savary beaches and spring flowers
by David Bedry, 11 May 2013.
Eleven people met in Lund to take the water taxi over to Savary Island. We were met by the Treen’s who had scouted out and marked various wild flowers for us to see. We started with a nice walk along the beach then John directed us up off the beach and into a mostly pine forest. This is where they had marked various locations with coral root. Another spot had a pair of cone flowers. We continued up through the forest to the old deactivated air strip. From here we worked our way along roads and trails over the sand dunes to drop down through scotch broom down to the beach on the south side of the island. After walking the beach for a short distance we walked inland to the road. This is where Joan rescued us for a lunch break. We stopped and used the picnic tables at the church. A very quaint building.
Continuing on roads and trails we worked our way up to the Treen’s place for coffee and tea. We all appreciated both John and Joan’s construction, handywork and gardening skills. This is where the threatening skies finally opened up. It was great to enjoy our coffee and visiting out of the rain. On the way back to the water taxi we worked our way through the forest and back to the water on the north side of the island. This is where we found the northernmost Gary oak as well as some columbine and chocolate lilies. A great day especially for my first trip to Savary Island. Thank you very much John and Joan!