The point of Narvaez Bay, viewed from Fiddler's Cove, Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Island Wandering – Photo Wednesday

Above: A view of the point at Narvaez Bay, taken from Fiddler’s Cove, Saturna island. Can you spot the hikers?

Fiddler's Cove, Saturna Island, BC. Photo by Andrée Fredette

This beautiful and peaceful spot is Fiddler’s Cove at low tide. To get there, you have to clamber down a steep trail (and remember that what goes down has to come up at the end of the excursion…).

This spot has beautiful lacy sandstone (also called tafoni). Over the years, I have watched lots of people take photos of it, because everyone finds it intriguing. How can rocks look so lacy?

Lacy sandstone, or tafoni, on Saturna Island, BC. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Here is a closer crop of the above photo, to show you a lichen detail:

Red lichen on sandstone, Fiddler's Cove, Saturna Island, BC. Photo by Andrée Fredette

I am new to lichen identification, so this little red béret lichen crowd will remain unnamed for the moment. 

Big nose rock, Fiddler's Cove, Saturna, BC. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And here is “big nose”, the rock that overhangs the water. It frames the horizon.


Anemone in the rocks. Photo by Andrée Fredette

If you look carefully between the rocks at the water’s edge, you can get lucky and spy an anemone…

So the lesson is: keep your eyes open, you never know what you’ll spot.