Sargeant Bay Provincial Park – 2015 (7 photos)

On Sunday we went for a walk at the 155 hectare (383 acre) Sargeant Bay Park, about a 15 minute drive from our house. The park is quite unique. Sargeant Bay is a large west facing bay and is open to strong westerly winds. The wave action from these winds has created a large berm that, over time, has formed a fresh water lake behind it. The berm itself is about 60 meters (200 feet) wide and provides a wonderful walking trail with the ocean on one side and the shallow lake on the other.

The winter storms bring in large amounts of driftwood and logs - great for fort making

The winter storms bring in large amounts of driftwood and logs – great for fort making

 

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End of an old drift log

 

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The lake is full of wildlife – sea otters, beaver, trout, salmon and birds

 

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Red-winged Blackbird

 

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Common Yellowthroat

 

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