|Willow Point beach, looking towards Quadra Island and, in the distance, the mainland.|
But slow down, crouch, look underneath rock overhangs, behind the stones ... the barren beach is full of life and colour.
|Purple starfish, clinging to the bottom of a rock. With pink-tipped green anemones for company. And limpets and barnacles, of course.|
|An assortment of seaweeds. Green sea lettuce, yellowish rockweed, one (or two?) of the many stringy, bushy brown algae. a blob of sea cauliflower, and tasty-looking succulent seaweed, Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii. (I love that name!)|
|Sea cauliflower with a garnish of sea lettuce, accompanied by rockweed leaves and brown alga shreds.|