A perfect Saturday afternoon for a little day trip to the shores of Semiahmoo Bay and the town of White Rock..
The sky was blue and the sun was shining..albeit the temperature was none too balmy!
our choice for lunch was ‘Coney Island’ Seafood..
and yes, the piece of fish was that ‘big’! ..only $9.50 each ..delicious..
It would have been nice to sit outside and eat at a picnic table but the wind was very cold..so we sat inside the restaurant enjoying our lunch..
As we were leaving I noticed the restaurant next door and the chairs sitting on their patio..
now these look cozy?
..we ventured towards the ‘promenade’…wind was cold..not exactly a warm summer day..’Where are my gloves?”
..no walk along the shore is complete without a token photo of the ‘White Rock’..
White Rock is named for a distinctive large white boulder on its beach near the promenade, a glacial erratic that migrated south during the last glaciation.
The 486-ton granite boulder was kept white by shellfish-eating seabirds whose guano covered the rock, so much so that 19th-century sailors used it as a beacon. However, it is now kept white through monthly applications of white paint by the city parks department, and has been a popular graffiti target for over thirty years.
We have visited here many times over the past 30 years as a family but there is one reason why we don’t come here very often..
‘No dogs allowed’ on the 2.5 kilometer promenade..
..only an hour to go before our parking expires..
..it was a lovely day..
cost for parking $3.00
cost for lunch $25.00
quality time spent with my daughter.. $priceless