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Saturday, December 29, 2012


This is one of a half dozen minute islands in Victoria Harbour. And this one is like the others in that it is basically just an enormous rock sticking up out of the water with a light dusting of soil here and there in its cracks, dips and depressions. Despite its Eden-like lushness at certain times of year, Victoria is not generally very fertile in the agricultural sense because it is built on rock and often the soil overlaying the rock is very shallow. The underlying bedrock not only shows up in the islands in the harbour but here and there all around the city. It's a rocky place.


William Kendall said...

Good shot!

It reminds me of a few small islands in the Ottawa River west of the downtown core, small rocky outposts...

JoJo said...

I love the geology of the PNW.