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PLAY BY THE SEA

Waterfront Home in Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island 

For Details on the House and Cabin, see "For Sale" Page

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Low  tide showing gently sloped swimming beach

THE VIEW:

 

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       South-East view from deck looking toward White Rock. 

The home has a fabulous, ever-changing view of Sturdies Bay looking S/E to Mount Baker and into the Eastern entrance of Active Pass.  You will see ferries, fishing boats, international merchant marine traffic, sea lions, otters, seals and if you're lucky, killer whales (Orcas).  There are lots of eagles and a varied array of shore and land birds.  There are also lots of Deer, Racoons and Otters but no Bear or Coyotes.

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The Mayne Queen arrives at dawn on route to Victoria

 

Enjoy the deck overlooking Sturdies Bay and all the comings and goings of boaters, residents, weekenders, wildlife and more.

THE BEACH:

Beach directly below the house

 The beach here is very safe for playing and swimming and the tidal changes keep the waters clean.  You might want rubber beach shoes for little children as barnacles and mussels are exposed at low tides.

The beaches on Galiano vary between sand, rock, smooth sandstone rock (as above) and middens or shell beaches, such as at Montegue Provincial Park on the western side of the island.  The moon-rock is interesting, but beware of the green colour - very slippery in Winter.  Explore the tidal pools and rock fissures for colourful sea anemones, starfish, crabs and little fishes.   The islands also have a wealth of red-barked Arbutus trees which are not found on the mainland..

FISHING:

You can fish off the rocks in Bellhouse Park or from the dock in Sturdies Bay. Or you can hire a local to take you out fishing.  Fishing licences can be purchased at the garage in Sturdies Bay village.

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