Someone knew how to surf! The Wickaninnish Inn is in the background.
It cleared up today but the wind rushed in to fill the gap! That generated some waves & stopped me from going out in the boat. So I went out to the beach to check out the scene. I knew there would be some Kite Surfers out,& sure enough…….there was!
You can see how well defined that sunshine area was! The boat was in it,but the Wick wasn’t!
You can see the Wickaninnish Inn alittle to the left of centre.
If you have lots of money………..you’ll be going there!
When we get famous people coming up,they stay here.
I did another pano but tightened the shot alittle.
The mountain on the left is Cats Face. This is the mountain that is going to be mined! They effectively will be slicing the top third off. There is a low grade copper deposit there.
Many of us are trying to stop this from happening!
The mountain on the right is Lone Cone and is on Meares Island. I’ve climbed that mountain 22 times and spent New Years Eve there once. I even let of fireworks at midnight!
I’ll never forget that adventure! It was nothing short of remarkable!
I shot this from Frank Island .
The rainbow was only showing near the ground and did not complete the arch.
It goes from the Wick to Long Beach Lodge.
It’s probably about 160 degrees or so and is composed of 18 shots!
Whenever I go out by the Lighthouse,I always shoot the Wick.
A friend asked me why I shoot the Wick so much! I explained that the Wick is the only subject I can shoot in front of Strathcona. Strathcona faces south and so does the Wick.
I knew that the mountains of Strathcona would turn pink tonight. There were no clouds on the western horizon. Thats when the longest wavelengths can be seen………….the pinks!
Watch as how the light goes from gold to pink to a cooler tone in the transition .
This is the reason why I went out there tonight. Normally I do not go out there at this time of year! It’s just to rough for my little boat. It wasn’t too rough,but I still had to watch every wave that I was going to hit. I can get thrown out of the boat if I hit a wave on a angle! I always am very careful when I go out here and even more so when the waves are up a bit!
The sky broke in the afternoon. I saw a clearing coming and headed out to the beach.
As soon as I got out on the beach,I noticed this rainbow to the north. I wanted to get something of interest in the foreground and the only thing I could see was the Wickaninnish Inn! But I would have to go much further west to put the rainbow in behind. The only place to do that was Frank Island. I started walking out to it and hiked over the rock to get to the furthest west. I shot a few along the way in case it disappeared before I got out to the point. The rainbow was holding. It was strange to see a rainbow happen for over 1/2 hour !
Rain clouds were drifting in from the west continuously.