Monday, July 30, 2012

Jumping Jacks

The White Rock Pier is famous in White Rock, BC
It is a small town and the shoreline with the train track
is where all the tourists come to enjoy a place that has a little bit of everything.
The view is spectacular, sitting across the street at the cafes and ice creme
parlers or even shopping for that special little outfit or souvenir to bring back home.
The place is always packed with people.
The famous Boat House, is not a place to miss.
It has a roof veranda to enjoy the view AND smells coming from the grilled
hamburgers make your mouth water.
There is an art museum and people used to crab from the pier.

You could stand and watch as the little guys would crawl in sideways to grab morsels
of fish, just to be lifted out of the water to be measured.
At the very end of the pier, kids still come to jump off to stay cool because it's deep enough.

Some people even park their boats there.
Last time My son said a big fish followed him around.
 I am wondering if it was one of those harmless sharks or maybe
a big salmon or even a seal.

When he was little,we were just out at the top middle of the picture, where its about 400 feet deep.
We called it the big wide blue,
when we saw killer whales swim by our boat.
You never know what you will see or when in these parts.

Where you see land on the left hand side, this is Blaine on the US side.
It's so close.

The Semiahmoo First Nation, a Coast Salish sub group, has a community and
offices located on 312 acres of Indian Reserve, just south of White Rock
near the US border.

People keep coming in droves to White Rock to enjoy a little bit of the natural, with a little bit
of modern living.



George said...

This sounds like a great place to visit. We go to a fishing village in North Carolina every year. We don't have a boat, but the seafood is great.

A Lady's Life said...

George - We live by an ocean and have yet to do anything on it. lol
I would love to someday go out in a boat and sleep on the water Sorta camp but swimming is another issue as the water is very cold.
Usually tourists get the better part of an area than those who live there.

Zuzana said...

Wow, that is the longest pier I have ever seen, sounds like a great place.;)

Akelamalu said...

What a fabulous place, I'd love to visit there.

Mama Zen said...

That sounds like a fun place!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. interesting post - I had some friends who used to live there ..I haven't seen them since they came back to the UK ..

Cheers Hilary