194 Moses Point

Yesterday morning five of us went snorkelling at Moses Point in North Saanich, seeking shelter from the forecast southeast wind and a time of minimal current in Satellite Channel. Everything went smoothly with very calm water and only the tiniest hint of current. The vertical visibility varied from 5 to 7 metres and the water… Continue reading 194 Moses Point

193 Ardmore

In an earlier blog post I listed alternate names for this snorkelling site in North Saanich, BC. Yesterday afternoon I went there with five other people. After entering the water we swam southward (to the left) to Dyer Rocks. The the sky was overcast, the underwater visibility was only about 3 metres and the tide… Continue reading 193 Ardmore

188 Orlebar Point

At the end of July I went back to Gabriola Island for some snorkelling but this time I went to Orlebar Point, also known as Berry Point. This site, at the northern tip of the island, lived up to my expectations. The video includes a shore panorama, a surface panorama, sea stars, sponges, sea cucumbers,… Continue reading 188 Orlebar Point

187 Moses Point

Back in July I had a nice sunny morning of snorkelling at Moses Point in North Saanich, BC. It was quite a contrast to my latest visit to that site. Current was negligible and the tide height was only 0.8 metres. The vertical visibility was about 4 metres and the water temperature was 15 C… Continue reading 187 Moses Point

186 Braemar

As mentioned in the previous post, there are at least four public beach access points along Ardmore Drive in North Saanich, BC. The one that Google Maps now labels as Braemar Beach Access #80, at the west end of Braemar Avenue, might be the most popular one for cold-water swimming. Locally, it seems to be… Continue reading 186 Braemar