Rocky shoreline resembling long row of carved faces

Meeting the ancients (click to enlarge).

We often meet unusual characters when we go kayaking. Sometimes they’re remarkable enough to transport me – at least in my imagination – to destinations half way around the world.

So it was with the oddballs in the photo above, whom I chanced upon this past summer at the edge of Queen Charlotte Strait. Contemplating the long row of ‘carved’ faces lined up in stony silence, staring out to sea, I couldn’t help but feel like I was meeting the famous moai of Easter Island.

OK, I know – it was Mama Nature, not the Rapa Nui people, who carved these ones, and I was barely 200 miles from home. Still, even a brief flight of fancy can be fun – not to mention, a low carbon way to travel.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer focused on nature and nautical on the BC coast

5 responses »

  1. jkaybay says:

    Haha – so true. If we used our imaginations a bit more we’d be in less of a mess right now 😀

  2. Fred Bailey says:

    Nice to know I’m not the only nut who sees faces in things. I can see a mummy, and Rhino Girl and… a herd of frogs……!

  3. Gabriola Photography Club says:

    Great find! 😀

    Sent from my iPhone


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