Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers' Day from White Rock ,BC

I love the idea of turning shells into night lights.
White Rock, BC had so many of them displayed in store windows.

If it wasn't for the strict pay parking laws, it is a very nice border town to visit.
where dogs have free parking.. lol

 Being a sea town  people have dogs sitting in balconies over looking the restaurants and people walking
down below. They are never bored and living what I call the best dogs life. lol

At least Tanya found this all sooooo cool. She enjoyed her day out
on the town.

As can be seen there is a very wide selection of shells to peruse through for sale.

The train track follows the coast line and we were lucky to see one
go by. This particular part of the city has the best fried fish.
People come to buy take home or to sit and eat at the beach.

Far out, you can see the famous White Rock Pier jutting out.

On the top left hand corner we find the closest US town, Blaine.
We used to go boating there into the marina to see the seals sunning themselves.
These sea gulls were very entertaining and would come right up to you.

Here is a closer shot of the pier .If you click to enlarge, you will see
a lone crane on the right side of the picture. People feed birds here
so the sea gulls are HUGE.
People love to walk on the pier, set up chairs and umbrellas and kids dive
off of it for some old fashioned fun.
We used to crab here but no longer.On the other side some boats are tied up
behind the rocky wave  stopper. All around you see mountainous islands.
Such a beautiful sight.
We used to spend a lot of time here. The restaurants are excellent.
As you sit you see people sporting their old jalopees, lambourghinees,
and motorcycles.
 You can enjoy home made gelato. Excellent food. Sit on the roof top
 of the famous Boathouse restaurant, visit the beach museum and shopping
for art craft work and beach wear is so much fun here.

As evening approaches, the tide is slowly coming in. These birds
would never leave the cement table we were sitting on

I especially loved photographing these birds.

A Beautiful end to a beautiful day.


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Good fotos

Lorna said...

You took some good photos there. Cute little dog.

A Lady's Life said...

Thank You Ching Wah

A Lady's Life said...

Lorna It was an enjoyable day.
We watched the children play. We were not in the center of the city where the action is because parking is hard to find. The pier is quite a crowded place and many cars/motorcycles drive by with people just to have a look.

They build many beautiful homes in this area but fishing is sparce.
When my Dad came out, he caught a 3 foot shark. We have many of them here but they are not dangerous to people.

Rick Watson said...

I love the photos. Those shells are extraordinary.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Rick .They had quite a collection of shells and lots of other things.
In summer they have bands performing on the beach to bring in more people.
White Rock is not a big city.