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:
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.