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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:

  1. What a neat formation to explore.

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

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    1. You are welcome Jan. It is a perfect beach.

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  3. 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.

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    1. There are numerous deserted beaches here Linda.

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  4. 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 ✨

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    1. People put them anywhere there is sandstone available here.

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  5. 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.

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

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  6. the formations are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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