Despite the residential area only a few hundred metres away, solitude can be found on a lonely spit and with a bright jacket, you can stand out in a crowd even when no one is around.
Sometimes it’s more interesting to see what is left behind after the H2O has gone.
When I took this photo I was interested in Burrard Inlet with Crown Mountain looming in the distance and gave little interest to the ships moored in the outer harbour. Only later did I realize I had lost half of this freighter as it sailed away west to the Pacific and ports unknown.
Not often you get to see giraffes when you’re out for a seaside stroll. This is one of a pair staring out to sea across the mud flats. Obviously someone has too much time on their hands or is in the first stages of an art career or simply is trying to get rid of the last can of living room paint. Hard to pass by without grabbing a photo.
Everywhere I go there seem to be more and more seagulls despite reports of precipitous seabird population declines. Around White Rock these days, there are colonies of clamorous gulls up before the dawn and they are stilling vociferously screeching even after dark. Pretty sure this bunch at Tofino were members of the complaint committee.
Lost in the moment
gazing out to sea
rhythms of the tide
carry far away voices.
Instead of just a flag for Canada Day, I thought I’d attach a vessel to it. A photo I took of the CCGS Cape Kuper heading north towards Tofino in early June.
Currently 26° C (feels like 31° C). Just another sunny day at the beach which we’re getting joyfully accustomed to in Vancouver and southwestern British Columbia. Seems our perpetual gray skies and rain have fled eastward to Ontario – so happy for you. 🙂
Poor starfish. As if they don’t have enough problems escaping predators: sea otters, crabs, gulls, fish and other cannibalistic starfish species; now they are subject to ‘Sea Star Wasting Syndrome’ killing them off up and down the Pacific coast. Noticed their almost total disappearance from one of the marine parks in the Lower Mainland a couple of months ago. Over at Tofino on Vancouver Island, however, they appear bright and healthy.