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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Watery Wednesday: White Rock and Waldport

I visited my hometown of White Rock, BC, recently, and also visited a good friend in Waldport, Oregon. I thought it rather interesting to look at the calm water of the bay at the White Rock pier, compared with a day in Waldport that was very calm by Oregon coast standards. With no offshore islands, Oregon gets battered by waves traveling a huge distance, while the British Columbia mainland is protected by many islands, including Vancouver Island, which is larger than many countries. The west coast of "the island" as British Columbians call Vancouver Island, is on my bucket list. I've heard it can put Oregon, California, Hawaii and Australia to shame, but I have to see it for myself.

The pier at White Rock, BC. The land in the near distance is Blaine, Washington, USA.
Wind-tortured trees frame the view from my friend Maryann's deck overlooking the Oregon coast.
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8 comments:

Powell River Books said...

I've walked to the end of the White Rock pier. That is a strange place for a harbour. Must be a big challenge in bad weather. - Margy

lina@happy family said...

Looks so peaceful...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It looks mighty cold our there today! But still....VERY beautiful.

ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP PHOTOS is my link for today. Hope you can find time to visit with me.

mary said...

In this area can they see the sunset? Love the landscape here.

Take A Break

Margaret said...

Those homes are pretty close to the shoreline... or so it looks. Very interesting.

Ann said...

What is at the end of the Pier?

It is not the Southern Tip Of Canada?
I am still searching for the end of Canada to find out the name of that place in Ontario.

Faye said...

I remember some rainy days in Vancouver, but it didn't spoil the visit. I need to see more of the northwest U.S.--so different from the south where I live. I also remember Roger's Chocolates from Victoria. :-)

cieldequimper said...

Ah... I have yet to cross the border...