one after another huge emerald waves rise as they roll in towards the rocky shoreline of Botanical Beach. Botanical Beach is situated on the south west of Vancouver Island, in the community of Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada.
Botanical Beach Provincial Park is part of the much larger 1,528 hectare Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.
The forest surrounding the beach consists of Western Red Cedars, Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce.
Since the earl 1900’s researchers have studied the marine life, rock formations and tidal pools at Botanical Beach. The varied eco system is still visited by researchers but today it is also attracting sightseers, hiker, photographers and backpackers.
Botanical Beach is accessed via two trails. Both starting from the parking lot. One is a short 1 km trail that directly leads down to the Botanical Beach. It is downhill and slippery at times. The other trail is a 2.5 km route connecting to Botany Bay. It is a loop route eventually connecting back to the Botanical Beach.
It was a wonderful mostly sunny winter day spent with friends hiking and taking pics of the beautiful coastal area of Botanical Beach. It was cold enough that I was glad to be wearing my down jacket with sweater underneath, wool gloves and warm socks in hiking boots. : )
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Taken on Sat March 17/12 at 2:25pm on south west Vancouver Island.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 mm L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at 1/1000’s at f/10, +1/3 ev, 100mm, iso 400, man wht bal.
Cropped a little off the bottom. Edited in Lightroom4.