Monday, October 14, 2013
I like the geography of Victoria. A wonderful outer shoreline with rocky points, pocket beaches, and spectacular views of snow-capped mountains (Mount Baker and the Olympics). And a convoluted inner shoreline of deep harbors, narrow rocky waterways, and small estuaries (probably not as many as there once were).
Google Maps: AERIAL VIEW
Gonzalez Bay is tucked into a rocky cove on the south edge of Victoria. Its sandy beach is publicly accessible through a small park at one end - and backed by seawalls and private homes that climb up the adjacent hills.
The beach itself is flat and sandy - quite the contrast to the steep, artificial gravel beach farther west at Ross Bay.