This was a variation of the NE Woods walk. Starting from the Lazo Road Marsh parking area, we ventured the trail to Curtis Rd. and the path to Balmoral Beach. With the tide low enough, we were able to walk on a sandy section for a ways before backtracking and heading up Brent Road. Wish I had beach photos to share as the views were lovely. Next, it was off to the Lazo Marsh loop before heading into the NE Woods. No flying deer to be seen on our exit via Colby Road. Five of us brought chairs and enjoyed a debrief at the Comox Marina park, which was a perfect end to a lovely walk (mini hike) that took 1 hour and 45 min..