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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beaches 6 - Ross Bay

Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island so it has two coastlines, one facing roughly north and east and the other facing south and west. This may account for the different characters of the city's beaches since those facing east (Cordova Bay, Cadboro Bay, Willows and Gonzales) seem generally more sheltered from the prevailing winds and are sandy beaches whereas those facing west are windy shingle beaches covered with pebbles. The photo above is of Ross Bay, a beach that is both windy and pebble covered. Click HERE to see this bay in a high wind. A much larger and more detailed panorama of this bay can be found HERE. The dense green area in the center of the photo is the Ross Bay Cemetery.


JoJo said...

The stormy picture was pretty dramatic considering this pic is so tranquil!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots of this beach.