Monday, February 04, 2008

Salt Creek Tide

Sunday afternoon late, went with M. to Salt Creek County Park. It looks across the Strait at just about its narrowest point — it's probably fifteen miles from Salt Creek to the Sooke Peninsula west of Victoria. The tide was going out. "Oh my," said M., "I swim around that island." We stomped around a bit, but no clams rewarded us by squirting water up from their holes. Again, not much in the way of birds, just some gulls and a duck. One. But a whole lot of scenery.

We moved the car from the creek mouth into the campground area up on the bluff. M. went tidepooling briefly out on Tongue Point. I sat on the rocks and looked out...

Vancouver Island, looking mysterious and remote and snowy.
West along the Olympic Peninsula shore

2 comments:

Shirley said...

Holy Moses, these are gorgeous! Thanks, Mir. I wish I was a little more watery ...

Shirley said...

(It's Sam. Google just absconds with everything.)