Maybe my imagination was running rampant that day, but when I stepped out of my kayak onto a beautiful little pocket beach, I saw what seemed like a trio of quirky faces at the head of the bay. When I looked back a bit later, they’d morphed into a large prehistoric fish looking out to sea – and by the time I left, I saw something else entirely.
But of course, that’s the shape shifting nature of the sandstone rock that dominates our shorelines here in BC’s Gulf Islands. Over thousands of years, the soft surfaces have been eroded by wind, rain, waves, sun and salt, forming an endless variety of curves, contours, patterns and textures that can launch your imagination on a wide-ranging flight of fancy. What you see in any given stretch of shoreline one day can be utterly different the next day – or even just the next minute – making the journey all the more fascinating.