On Saturday, June 20, we spent the day at Botanical Beach near the southern terminus of the famous West Coast Trail at Port Renfrew. We’d tried to visit this beach when we were out over Christmas, but the unusually heavy snow made reaching it impossible. Much better beach weather in June!
The tide was starting to come in as we arrived. That’s the Olympic Peninsula (Washington state) in the background, across Juan de Fuca Strait.
One of the cool things at Botanical is the various rock formations, from black layered shale:
to rust colored pock-holed rocks:
Lots of tidal pools, big and small. It’s always fun seeing what is hiding in them!
Here’s the sunset over Oak Bay Marina in Victoria on our last evening there.
I always hate leaving the Island, and this time was no exception. We had a wonderful week and lots of terrific memories. And photos! I’ll be posting up a bunch more of those at Facebook shortly.