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West Vancouver, Parks
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A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed the quintessentially perfect April West Coast Sunday morning! The sun was shining AND it
was warm! We (my husband and 3 year old and I) spent the morning at Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver.
We go to Whytecliffe often and really enjoy searching for beach glass,
interesting rocks and shells, and watching the scuba divers emerge from
the deep. This past Sunday we were
delighted to find tidal pools with starfish and clams and mussels!
The starfish were such amazing shades of purple and orange. My son was
very adventurous and touched one of the starfish. "Feels like an
octopus mommy!" OK? While we were taking a beachcombing break
to have a snack and try to get a family photo, we noticed a heron
perched on a rock at the shore. He let us get quite close to him so we
stood quietly and watched while he hunted for his own snack in the tidal
pools. It was truly amazing!