It's green down there! Snow lurks in dark corners still, but the road and sidewalks are clear, the lawns are green. Laurie even saw a dandelion!
So far South. The banana belt of BC. We felt as if we'd been transported to Hawaii. (Well, not quite; it was still cold.)
We walked towards Kwomais Point from the eastern tip of the park. The tide was going out, but still high enough that we had to stick to the rocks at first. There was plenty to see, a couple of things to wonder about; I'll write about them tomorrow.
A good ways along the shore, Laurie saw these balanced rocks, and pointed them out to me:
I have always been intrigued by these towers, and this one was unusually beautiful, almost like a sculpture; I took dozens of photos from all angles.
I ended up sitting on the wet rocks to get it against the sky.
Detail of balance point. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't been seeing it.
I spoke to the artist; his name is Gary, and he has a nice smile. And loads of talent.
I found a YouTube documentary (4:11) about a well-known local rock-balancing artist, Kent Avery. I've seen his work on English Bay. Amazing!
*Update, February 7th: Here are Gary's Flickr photos: some more amazing work!