We headed through Victoria and Sooke to French Beach Provincial Park on the south western end of the island - and no, we weren't the only people crazy enough to be camping. It was, in fact a weekend and the parking lot was pretty full with lots of people picnicing for the day. These are two views of the beach, the northern end of it was wave worn rock as you can see with lots of tidal pools. Those mountains in the distance are the Olympic peninsula in Washington State.
These Black Oystercatchers were also seen on the water front - another thing - dogs were allowed on the beach! What a concept! Nothing makes me madder, especially in an off season, then to get to an area and find that dogs aren't allowed!!! I can understand in summer, in swimming areas and picnic sites - but there is no reason why areas can't be shared. 'Nuff said but it is a pet peeve of mine so you'll no doubt hear about it again.
This beach was a short walk from the RV site in the Sydney area. It joins up with a beautiful regional park - that again, I can't remember the name of. If I'd known I was going to do this - I wouldn't have thrown away all my notes!
I guess I didn't get these quite in order.....I had started taking pictures from a long ways back and slowly worked my way closer.