Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria. View Royal to Sidney by Theo Dombrowski

By Theo Dombrowski

Secret shorelines of larger Victoria is a accomplished evaluate of approximately a hundred shorelines at the Saanich Peninsula and within the higher Victoria sector. whereas a few of these are good utilized by humans dwelling within reach, many are nearly most unlikely to discover with out combing via respectable maps and back-road courses. Even the likely recognized coastline from Oak Bay to Beacon Hill hides its personal tiny pocket seashores and vague coves.

Just as vital as discovering those spots is understanding what to anticipate. therefore every one position is followed through certain details that any seashore explorer may still be aware of earlier than taking off. Is the seashore a number of point steps from a car or down a excessive, steep financial institution? Is the seashore appropriate for kids? huge teams? Kayakers?

All of those questions and lots of extra are replied during this e-book, such as Theo's hand-drawn maps, images and artwork.

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    The intriguing waterfront café called Blue’s Bayou stands on stilts over the water immediately next door. 4 Brentwood Drive Probably the best beach in the middle of Brentwood Bay Location, signs and parking On Brentwood Drive, near the top of the hill immediately south of Verdier Avenue and central Brentwood Bay, and about two blocks north of Marchant Road, is a significant bend in the road. Look for an olive-green wooden pillar on the sea-side bend of the road. A blue and white vertical strip bears the words BEACH ACCESS and points you toward the paved access strip.

    If you are going to take Fang or Fifi for a little salt air, bring a pooper scooper. Boat launching Use this book to find suitable canoe and kayak launching spots. Only a couple are suitable for launching boats of any weight—say a dinghy with a small outboard—and even in these cases, launching is only easily done at high tide. Many more spots are suitable for launching kayaks and canoes, though you will want to check the information about the length of the trail and the trail’s steepness, width and roughness, as well as the extent to which the tide goes out.

    Captain George Vancouver named the mountain, not very creatively, after his third lieutenant, Joseph Baker. That the mountain is so white, even in the hottest summers, is in part due to the glaciers formed by centuries of enormous snowfalls that never entirely melt—though these glaciers, like others in the world, are gradually shrinking. The bright white is also annually enhanced by snow: in 1998–99 the mountaintop was buried under a record-breaking fall of more than 29 metres. This (not quite extinct) volcano is the northernmost of a sequence of similar volcanoes dotting a geographically unstable region all the way to northern California.

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