Wednesday, November 10, 2010

High Rock Park

Esquimalt Harbour

Watercolour and crayon

©2010 Charlene Brown

Of the many rocky outcrops that dot the southern tip of Vancouver Island, High Rock Park is one of the easiest to get to, being in the middle of Esquimalt, just west of downtown Victoria. There is a cairn at the top with a plaque identifying the main features in the 360 degree view, including Mounts Baker, Rainier and Olympus in Washington State.

Actually, the view the day I was up there didn’t extend anywhere near that far. After a typically dry summer in the ‘rain shadow’ of the Olympic peninsula, we’ve had a drizzly, foggy fall. Hence the bright green moss all over everything. The lawns around town are also sporting a green glow not usually seen until mid-winter.