Tuesday, March 23, 2010

White Rock

We had an unexpectedly nice day on Sunday so we headed down to White Rock. There are lots of pretty spring flowers blooming!

The tide was out so there was a lot of sand showing. At high tide the water comes way up to the bottom of this picture!

That big white thing in the background is the Peace Arch. It marks the border of Canada and the USA. The gates on the Peace Arch are always open. If they were ever closed, it would mean there is trouble between the two countries. They have been open as long as I have been on earth and hopefully will always be open.

This cheeky scavenger also known as a seagull is waiting for unsuspecting diners to bring their fish and chips to eat on the beach so he can swoop down and try to steal some dinner!

ME and my friend the grizzly bear...as long as he is made of stone, he is my friend! A live one wouldn't be much fun to meet up with!!
These bright and cheery banners are up all over the place and I assume they were put up in recognition of the Olympics. the Paralympics ended the day we were at the beach and from all I have heard in the press, the games were a huge success!!
The train tracks separate the beach from the rest of the town and wouldn't you know it, we were on the other side when I spotted this huge train barrelling down the tracks! We, as well as a lot of others made a run for it and got across before it came so we could go home! It was a lovely day trip! And as we made our way to our car, the rain started to fall!!


Loretta said...

What lovely photos, Linda. I often remember the day in Sept that you and I went to White Rock and had ice cream on the beach. I believe that was exactly 6 months ago today or tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

the gates were closed for 9/11 I believe

Linda said...

Dear Anonymous, I Googled for info and do not believe this to be so. I don't remember them being closed then and there is no referance in Wikipedia or anywhere else that I can locate. In fact US fighter jets flew past my sundeck escorting planes bound for the US into Vancouver. Canada was not an enemy during 9-11 and was in fact a friend and ally and the US politicians have thanked us many times for housing and caring for US bound planes full of people that we allowed to land in Canada during 9-11 when the US airports were closed. If you go to this blog, she has a video done by Tom Brokaw who explains US/Canada relations much better than I could ever attemt to.


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