Gabriola’s Malaspina Galleries



(photo by FVR)

(photo by FVR)

(photo by FVR)

As mentioned in my last post, we recently visited Gabriola Island and its noteworthy limestone formations called the Malaspina Galleries. We were told that they have eroded a great deal, to the point that they are very dangerous to stand under. The ledge under ‘the wave’ is very narrow with a dangerous drop to the sea. With my fear of such, I’m glad my braver husband went closer for some nice shots with the SLR camera.

Our photos cannot compare to some incredible ones of them that I’ve seen here and there (search if you like) by more professional photographers who have taken the time to wait for the best light and tidal conditions. Also, somehow I’d expected them to be much larger. We continued to enjoy a wander out to the point and the other side, capturing many more fascinating images of unusually weathered rocks, so watch for more photos to come.

May 14, 2011 in Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks, Travel by Marja-Leena