The Walls of Secret Cove – 2013

Secret Cove is located on the Sechelt Peninsula, about a 20 minute car ride north west of Sechelt.  Because of a number of islands protecting the mouth of the cove, it is a very sheltered area and therefore a popular place for boaters to moor.  Marinas dot the shoreline and there are large areas with good anchoring.  It is also an attractive area to kayak, being quite close to Smuggler’s Cove Marine Park.  My sister and brother-in-law live on waterfront property in Secret Cove which once belonged to one of the original homesteaders.  An interesting feature of their property is a mortarless stone retaining wall that extends from their property, 2600 feet (800 m) around most of the cove.  The wall is made of flat granite stone and in many places is 10 feet high (3 meters) or more.  The interesting thing is, there are only rumours as to who constructed it.  Quite a work of art.

Kayaking yesterday in front of my sister's.

Kayaking yesterday in front of my sister’s.

A bit of a break in the stonework - concrete and ivy instead.

A bit of a break in the stonework – concrete and ivy instead.

Rock and wild roses.

Rock and wild roses.


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