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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gorge Park

Much of Victoria lies along the banks of an arm of the ocean called the Gorge. On its way inland the Gorge is crossed first by the Johnson Street Bridge, then the Bay Street Bridge and the Selkirk Trestle. Beyond the Selkirk Waters the Gorge passes through a very narrow rocky gap that is spanned by the Gorge Bridge. The photo above was taken from that bridge looking further up the Gorge. The Gorge Park walkway is visible on the left hand side of the photo above and over the next few days I will be pleased to show you a little more of this area.

Below is a photo taken beneath the bridge showing how narrow the Gorge is at this point. This photo was taken just as the tide was changing. When it begins to run fully there is a rapid and powerful current here.

9 comments:

USelaine said...

It looks like it could be dangerous. So are there things like starfish and anemones up this far? Or is it mixed with freshwater at this point?

Babzy said...

Wonderful place to have a walk ,nice photos !

Blognote said...

Such beautiful surroundings!!

Suzanne said...

This looks like a tropical paradise compared to our area. When I got up this morning everything was grey but now the sky is blue and the sun is out. Maybe my picture will include some colour next time.
Love the photo looking down, scary.

Jabba said...

I need to get out exploring more. Thanks for helping me along with enticing photos.

Michaela said...

Oh wow! That is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the crisp colour of the water.

Walker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment. Your pictures are stunning!

postie said...

interesting timing I was just looking at a book of the Times Colonist 150th yr and there was a pic that showed the first gorge brige. just four logs made the bridge. If you want I could scan the pic and send it to you.

postie said...

Ok I put the old photo on my blog if you want to see it .