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Race Rocks by George Cousins

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Race Rocks is a small collection of rocks,reefs and shoals off the south west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, at a relatively narrow area of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. It is one of the two oldest lighthouses on the west coast of British Columbia, the other being Fisgard Lighthouse at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, a short distance away towards the City of Victoria.
The lighthouse was built in 1859-1860, and was first lit on December 26, 1860, and has been in operation ever since. It is constructed of granite topped with sandstone. The area around the rocks is now a Marine Ecological Reserve administered by Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. The light itself was automated in 1997.
In the background are the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The Strait connects the ports of Washington and British Columbia to the open Pacific Ocean.

May 12, 2011
Fuji S100FS camera, 1/600sec., F7.0, ISO 100,
400mm.

Featured in Lighthouses and Ocean Structures

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race rocks, lighthouse, light station, vancouver island, british columbia, canada, olympic mountains, strait of juan de fuca, pacific ocean, ecology, marine, nautical, historic, george cousins

Comments

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture George!

  • Hi Jonathan, many thanks..glad you liked it.
    Have a question.. I just joined Paradise Worldwide, but the rules say the scenes have to be tropical, but the site shows features of Colorado, Arizona, etc. And not beaches. Could you clarify for me? Thanks!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What an amazing scene, George. Absolutely beautiful shot!

  • Good morning Mike, glad you liked it. Had to do a long shot of it, because every time I was going by in my boat I forgot my camera. Fishing gear was the priority..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this to Beautiful BC

  • You’re welcome Sheri!

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you Lorilee!

    – George Cousins

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Fantastic :)

  • Thank you Julie!

    – George Cousins

  • Vincent Frank
    Vincent Frankabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on the Feature in Lighthouses And Ocean Structures.

    Vince

  • Many thanks Vincent, totally delighted!

    – George Cousins

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