Friday, March 29, 2019

My Lighthouses Have Been Featured.


It is always an honour and delight, to have
 one of my blog posts featured.

My post, The Lighthouses Of Gaspé,
 has been featured by Barb in her link-up party blog.



Share Your Style No. 201




I have been linking up to Barb's party,
for many years and I enjoy following her blog, 
as we have similar interests. 
She has been very busy lately, after 
recently moving from California to Texas, 
in her new beautiful home. 
I look forward to her home decor,
 her gardening and her many craft projects. 

Check out her blog by clicking here.



My blog post of The Gaspé Lighthouses,

was a long blog. 
I did in three parts as I shared our 
trip around the Gaspé Coast.

Below, I am sharing one photo of each Lighthouse, (14)
except the first one which has inspired me to do this blog.
 I share two photos of it, at Fauvel and Bonaventure.
  It has been moved, so I post it in both locations.
For more of the story, click here.





























Thanks for visiting my blog and
 Happy Spring to you all and
 thanks again to Barb for featuring me. xo



To view my blog on The Lighthouses
 of The Gaspé, click here.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

A Rainforest in B.C. Canada.







Looking back on my blog posts,
 I realize I overlooked publishing this blog.
In March, 2017,  my daughter Suzanne 
and I flew across Canada to spend 
March Break, a school break, 
 with my son Daniel, my daughter-in-law 
Marina and my two grandsons,
They lives in Vancouver.

We spent a few days all together, 
on the Sunshine Coast, a region of 
 the Southern mainland coast 
of British Columbia on the
 Eastern shore of the Strait of Georgia. 

We took the B.C. Ferries and 
enjoyed a beautiful scenic ride to the coast.








One of our adventures while there,
 was a hike through a coastal temperate
 rainforest, to Skookumchuck Narrows, a
 strait forming the entrance of Sechelt Inlet.


 Skookumchuck, pronounced Skook-Chuck, 
 (a First Nations wordmeaning 
strong or turbulent waters).  
A great natural spectacle in B.C.,
occurs in the Skookumchuck Narrows rapids.
The whirlpool and tidal pool activity 
is formed during the “Ebb Tide”.













A 4km trail to the Narrows.


It rains in a rainforest...
It rained part of our hike.
(For a very short time)
We came prepared.






I love walking in the rain.
The smell of a sweet rain.....

How beautiful is this!



Trees
 western red cedar,
 hemlock,
 spruce,
 grand fir,
 Douglas fir 
and broad leaf maple.

Some of the largest and tallest trees
 in the world, are in B.C.



Brown Lake



A redwood


















Conifers and Ferns












Well maintained trails.





In a temperate rainforest, 
the forest floor is primarily made up of 
dead and decaying forest plants.

This decaying matter provides a rich
 nutrient base for new plants to grow.











And we have arrived to the Narrows.


Twice daily the tide changes and the flow 
of saltwater switches,
 reversing the direction and 
power incredibly turbulent rapids.

The difference in water levels on either
 side of the rapids can exceed 2 metres in height.

Unfortunately, we did not arrive at the big tide.
The water was more calm at this time.
A tidal chart is available if you
 want to arrive to see the show.







The tidal patterns keep the water moving
 at virtually all the time in the narrows area, 
which attracts a large amount
 of interesting sea life.


At peak flows, whitecaps and whirlpools 
form at the rapids even in calm weather.

Expert kayakers,  kayak in these rapids. 









Claimed to be the fastest tidal rapids in the world.







We head back...










  
My Grandsons, Louis and Jacob.




Lost In Time
At the entrance of a Bakery and Café.





Lichen 


Mossy Lumps.





















Near the small town of Egmont








A Studebaker
My generation can relate to this car.














We rented this cottage on the beach,
  for a few days, at Halfmoon Bay.
















Early morning coffee on the beach.
Marina and Suzanne.









A lighthouse in the distance.


Sea life






Some Treasures Of The Sea.
Old Oyster shells. 
The could have spent many yrs. in the saltwater.




A nice beach to walk on.


We stopped here for supplies.






Some of the photos were taken by Daniel. 
(the better ones)
We had a great time.
thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, 
a learning experience, and spending time with family, 
with all the awesome beauty nature offers, surrounding us.

Thanks for visiting my blog xo.



To view more on our stay on 
The Sunshine Coast, 
Our visit to Gibsons, 
the famous "The Beachcombers" site, 
click here.


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