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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It's nice to see a sense of humor from the City of Oak Bay Recreation Department. This sign is posted on the entrance to the beach at MacNeil Bay. This beach is usually nearly deserted - it's really only a narrow strip of rocks and sand below the esplanade. Earlier this year MacNeil Bay hosted a visiting Gray Whale thoughtfully recorded by N. Wemyss and posted to YouTube by NorthOlbo.


Mike Laplante said...

I'm learning or re-discovering new beaches all the time here.

My wife re-discovered the great beach at Cordova Bay. Unlike Willows or Cadboro, it's relatively deserted. The lawn area of the now-defunct McMorran's Restaurant has become a popular suntanning venue for locals.

JoJo said...

Great sign!!! I think I've seen something like it before in one of those emails of funny photos that makes the rounds every now and then.

Dean Lewis said...

That video is well done with a nice guitar score.
Interesting bit of whale trivia; in their earliest in-utero stage, their nostril/blow-hole is at the usual frontal location, and migrates back during embryonic development to where we know it.
Learned this from Prince of Whales marine biologist Anna Hall.