Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rock Formations

We spent a few days last week at Hornby Island and a few days this week at Saturna Island.  Both of these special places have amazing sandstone rock formations.  Here are a few of the highlights.

These are the beach at Tribune Bay.  I took my camera down there early in the morning.  Most of the bay is sand but at one end there are lovely rock formations.

This next group is taken at Ford Cove on Hornby Island, where a sandstone shelf extends out into the ocean.   This is a magical place where you can walk among other-worldly rocks.

 And this last group is from East point on Saturna Island.

British Columbia's Gulf Islands are beautiful places to explore in August.  Walking among these rock formations brings me such peace and joy.  I'm linking this post to Share the Joy Thursday over at Meri's Musings.  Drop by to see what other joyful musings are there.  Joy is of course multiplied if it's shared.


  1. Absolutely mystical and very beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Joanna,
    These are wonderful pictures. I love these formations, so interesting and vivid and you have taken such lovely photos of them. One wonders how these shapes came to be and how much time and erosion went into the making. Great landscape photography really!

  3. growing up beside the ocean, have revitalized some of my fondest memories with your photographs. what could ever speak so straight to my ocean loving heart than light on water?

    thank you for the gift of your beauty, and the joy of sharing.

  4. Beautiful pictures of magnificant formations, particularly interesting are the perforated, sponge-like formations.
    Thank You.

  5. Don't you love the energy where the sea and land reach out to meet each other? There's something so enriching and powerful there.

  6. I biked on several of the Gulf Islands many years ago - their beauty took my breath away. The glistening water in the early morning photos is wonderful as are the rock "sculptures" you photographed.


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