Ice Shots on the Beach

It was about a degree below freezing with just enough of a breeze to make it seem much cooler down at Sandcut Beach, but the sun was out and it was a beautiful day for photography. Look out from the beach and on most days you can see the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I have heard there and many excellent photographic opportunities there and hope to check it out myself some time in the future.

Log on beach overlooking rock and Olympic Peninsula
Looking across the water at our American neighbours 

Turn around and you will see Sandcut Falls, which seem to have accumulated some ice on this day.

Waterfall on a frozen rocky beach
Two separate forks of the same stream cascade over Sandcut Falls

In warmer weather the beach can get quite busy, as can the rope swing by the Falls.

A rope swing on the beach
The rope swing swayed gently in the breeze

Looking closer at the details, it was interesting to see the mist from the Falls caused ice to build up on one side of the rocks and debris on the beach.

Ice covering the beach
Icy branch and rocks

Looking even closer it was apparent that the sun had heated the rocks just enough to make some of them start to shed their icy hats.

Rocks with ice sliding off
Ice capped stones
Ice capped stones
Shedding their icy hats

It was a fun day and I’m looking forward to my next photographic outing!

6 thoughts

  1. thank you for this post which I reblogged on Living on Vancouver Island.. we visited it last summer but I didn’t take my camera so I appreciate your photos. The beach and waterfall are beautiful, but the trail down, however, was not much fun.

      1. I loved it.. yes, trail back is quite hard with those high steps.. I was recovering from illness when we went so it was very difficult for me but the beach and waterfall were worth it.

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