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North West Marine Arts and Design


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Winter blues and greens!

…from Eagle’s flights announced loudly from high in the Doug Firs, to tiny shells hidden under middens of wave action pounding at low tide. Where have you found treasures along this coast shoreline?

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If you ever catch a glimpse of stark white (heads or tails) on a dark black heavy feathered body, while looking up through the fir branches, you might also listen for the Bald Eagle’s yodel cry “ee-eeee-ee-eee”. If you’re luckier still you may see baldies swooping low to swipe a fish on the wing. 

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Shell Studies in water color and pencil, or pastels and crayons, match up well with shell searches at low tide after the storms.

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Summer

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False Creek waterways offer lively views, miniferry transportation and sports afloat.

Next visit beautiful Waterfront park North Vancouver. Climb up sculptures (mountain sized with mountain backdrops) that warn you ‘don’t climb’ … and of course you do if you’re ten or so!

September’s highlight at waterfront park honours the ‘Salish Sea’ with beautiful messages and lasting images, like this dugout canoe bearing a banner “many people One canoe” -never far between sea and north shore mountain.