This gallery contains 9 photos. Memory stones, aquatic denizens, and creatures of the four-footed and two-footed kind. A friendly Golden Retriever mugs for my camera from the driver’s seat. Photographed at Surrey’s Crescent Beach on November 13.
A couple of Ring-Billed gulls in non-breeding plumage poses on the shore fence. Being social creatures, they do like to hang together. These gulls are not usually seen in Metro Vancouver until late in the year. We spotted quite a few of them flying around and feeding in the area — and they outnumbered the regular “red spot” gulls.
A closeup of a small red clamshell on the beach. Hard to tell if the gulls have picked this one open.
There are 33 memory stones, etched with beautiful thoughts, and scattered throughout Blackie Spit/Crescent Beach. We’ve discovered 18, with 14 of them arranged in a Stonehenge-like circle. Here are a few, taken in the early afternoon, that chronicle the seasons and times past of earlier communities.