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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Thunder Cove

The sea stacks draw us to Thunder Cove. Every spring we wonder how the elements weathered the formations this past year. We recently paid our visit for this summer, timed to coincide with a receding tide. 


Younger limbs and joints climb over the rock along the beach which hides a view of the sea stacks.





We wait for a receding tide so we can move around the rock which juts into the sea. It’s fun to time the waves and run.





This is the site of the famous teacup sea stack. 




It has survived another winter, however one can’t help but wonder how much longer it will stand. There are always people here as is the case on this day though not like during summer vacations. 





There are three sea stacks, though one is more like a sea block. 





Until two years ago, an land bridge connected one sea stack to the cliff. The bridge collapsed and the sea continues its artistry. From a certain angle it looks as if a bridge is still present.





This day, a man is stood on the sand bars while his golden retriever looks on.





Nearby, others have made Inuksuk-like rock piles, leaving a sign of their attendance at the scene. Maybe they will last the season.





This beach is perfect for a walk and a look at nature’s handiwork.







28 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a neat formation to explore.

DJan said...

It's a beautiful place, all right. I love walking along beaches like this. I'm glad you took me along with you. :-)

Linda deV said...

What a lovely place and a happy dog it’s hard (no, impossible) to find a deserted beach here in California. I’d like it though.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Majestic and magical!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful beach walk Marie, the teacup formations are fascinating. How nice to come across the stone stacks, I've often been tempted to attempt one ✨

William Kendall said...

A lovely place for a stroll!

In regards to your comment in today's post, I assume you're referring to Strathcona Park near the embassies in Sandy Hill. I've been out there on occasion.

Silver Willow said...

the formations are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Elephant's Child said...

Aaaah. They are truly beautiful. Thank you.
And I love the lupins in your header too. If only I could grow them as well...

bill burke said...

What a beautiful beach to walk on and enjoy what nature has done. I love you new header, very nice Marie.

jenny_o said...

Beautiful pictures, Marie! I always love the contrast of sand and sky, and these are even more impressive with the added textures of the sea stacks.

Marie Smith said...

It really is AC.

Marie Smith said...

You are welcome Jan. It is a perfect beach.

Marie Smith said...

There are numerous deserted beaches here Linda.

Marie Smith said...

It is Debra.

Marie Smith said...

People put them anywhere there is sandstone available here.

Marie Smith said...

I can’t remember the name of that park William but the Russian Embassy was next to it.

Marie Smith said...

They are indeed SW.

Marie Smith said...

The lupins are everywhere now EC.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Bill. Love the lupins here this time of year!

Marie Smith said...

thank you Jenny.

Catarina said...

That was another great stroll on the beach!!
Beautiful rock formations. The ocean is such a talented artist!

Andrea said...

Neat rock formations. Beautiful flowers in your header picture. Lupine I am guessing. We have a favorite children's book with an old lady and lupine, "Miss Rumphius". I could never grow it! I never had enough sun I think. Andrea

Jenn said...

What an absolutely beautiful place. Wonderful photos. I love the new header photo too!

Marie Smith said...

She is indeed Catarina!

Marie Smith said...

The lupins grow everywhere here Andrea. The ditches this time of year are spectacular!

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Jenn. I love that beach. It’s one of my favourites!

The Happy Whisk said...

These are stunning. I see a koala bear in one of them. Pretty neat.

Marie Smith said...

The cliff faces are so interesting to look over for familiar faces etc HW.