Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Quarry Beach

Tafoni weathering in sandstone
There can't be many publicly accessible beaches on Salt Spring that I haven't visited at this point, but each year I try to find something new. And fortunately, I think people on the island have done a pretty good job of generating new access points to keep me amused.

This is what most folks would probably call a rocky beach. It's not far from Vesuvius Bay (August 2013), where the geology is similar, but where at least there's a small cove to trap a nice little beach. Here, there's just not much beach, which makes it easier to admire the steeply tilted sedimentary layers of the Nanaimo Formation.

Could almost be a Seahawk

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