Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Beach life

Montague Harbour's unique beach of crushed white shells..

Montague Harbour on Galiano Island features an awesome beach of finely broken white shells.

From the park's website:

"The white shell beach on the north side of the park marks one of several shell middens (refuse heaps) that indicate native occupation that dates back more than 3,000 years. Castaway shells left by centuries of harvesting form berms on the foreshore in many areas of the park. Wave action erodes the middens, crushes the shells and redeposits them to create Montague’s white shell beaches."

A uniquely coloured jellyfish waiting for the tide to return...

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