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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Whiffen Spit

About 40 kilometers (25 miles) along the coast west of Victoria lies the small oceanside community of Sooke. And providing shelter to a fleet of fishing boats in Sooke Harbour is a long (about 1 mile), narrow spit across the entrance to the harbor called Whiffen Spit. Whiffen Spit is also a park and a great place to take a walk. While the beach tends to be pretty rocky, there is a path that runs down the middle of the spit. On the left you see the fishing boat Laura Michelle leaving the harbor. Below is the view south through the entrance of the harbour looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula in the USA.


Dean Lewis said...

This shot really shows the super-clear sky we're having right now,
chilly over-night, but sunny days, and record warm !
Sooke is a great 'day-trip' outside of Victoria.

JoJo said...

Beautiful shots! I wish I'd had my camera this morning b/c I could see the snow capped Olympics crystal clear against the sky to the west.

I never got out to Whiffen Spit but I have been thru Sooke on the way to French Beach & Point No Point.

Stevenson Q said...

Benjamin! This is just BEAUTIFUL! I was awed by the First shot so serene so blissful then I came down and saw this beautiful Silhouette of this cliff in front of those Majestic Mountains! I JUST LOVE IT! Very Relaxing indeed!