When my daughter was small, we would go visit my parents on the Sunshine Coast, just west of Vancouver. If it was summer we would go down to the beach and swim in what was for the Pacific pretty warm water. If we started to get too warm sitting in the sun, we would hide under the dock and look for tiny crabs under the rocks, and for starfish that had been left high and dry by the tide.
I shot this picture at the ferry terminal in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. On the right is the edge of Newcastle Island and on the left is the northeast point of Departure Bay. Directly across is the Sunshine Coast, including Tetrahedron Peak which stands at 1739 metres or 5705 feet. It is part of the Coastal Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia.