Tag Archives: seashore

Sea Blanket

Algae Invasion
Algae Invasion

Even along a seemingly uniform shoreline, once the tide recedes there are many differing views revealed. Here a verdant green carpet of algae covers the underlying rocks, yet only metres away the stones are bare. I assume there must be minute differences in depth of water or the speed of water movement. Of course I have no way of knowing whether the algae is advancing or receding. Only time will tell.

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Crab Legs for One

Dinner Time
Dinner Time

Spotted this gull skimming into shore from about forty feet out in the bay moments before he landed at water’s edge with supper dangling from his beak. Gulls are usually pretty human tolerant but he kept a wary gaze in my direction as I raised the camera. And from his other side a dozen of his avian compatriots were winging or swimming in to ┬átry for a share of the prize. He vigorously flayed the crab on the rocks to break open the shell and basically gulped the contents in two quick snorts before taking flight. Didn’t even stop for a quick drink of water or pause to wipe off his beak.

Viking Sea

"And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking" - John Masefield
“And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking” – John Masefield

Was out in Steveston on a chilly morning in February to watch Jan in the Ice-Breaker 8K race. While hanging around near the finish line waiting for the competitors to return I took a few shots before the sun could stick its nose above the horizon. This shot reminded me of one of the poems I haven’t forgotten since high school.