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Monday, May 13th, 2013

B.C. Journal: A Tsawwassen sunset

One of the joys of trav­el­ing is unex­pect­ed­ly encoun­ter­ing a scene or land­scape that is so beau­ti­ful that it takes your breath away. That hap­pened to me last night as I was jour­ney­ing south towards the Unit­ed States-Cana­da bor­der. I decid­ed to detour off of High­way 99 into Lad­ner and Tsawwassen and came across this sight:

A Tsawwassen sunset

Sun­set on Sun­day, May 12th, as seen from Tsawwassen in south­ern British Colum­bia (Pho­to: Andrew Villeneuve/NPI)

I had­n’t expect­ed there to be much of a sun­set on Sun­day, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the low-vis­i­bil­i­ty rain­storms I’d been dri­ving through.

But as dusk approached, I noticed the sky was get­ting rosier, and that indi­cat­ed to me that a tru­ly great sun­set was get­ting under way.

For­tu­nate­ly, I was on a road that allowed me to pull over with no dif­fi­cul­ty once the hori­zon came into clear view, and get the shot you see above.

It’s eas­i­ly one of my favorite pho­tos of the trip.

At the moment the pic­ture was tak­en, the sky was filled with some pret­ty spec­tac­u­lar sun­beams, or cre­pus­cu­lar rays. These only last­ed for a few min­utes, and I’m very glad I did­n’t miss them. They add a lot of warmth to the image.

Any read­ers who have ever tak­en a fer­ry to Swartz Bay/Victoria have prob­a­bly been through Tsawwassen. It’s part of the Delta South rid­ing, which is cur­rent­ly held by an inde­pen­dent, Vic­ki Hunt­ing­ton. She’s expect­ed to retain her seat tomor­row.

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One Comment

  1. Wow, what a breath­tak­ing scene. Very inspir­ing! More pho­tog­ra­phy, please.

    # by Alexandra K. :: May 15th, 2013 at 3:49 AM