|Two large Douglas-fir trees greet visitors to the parking lot at the end|
of Witty Beach Road in Metchosin, BC.
Following the short, but scenic Witty Beach Road in the rural Vancouver Island community of Metchosin, takes you to a small parking lot by the ocean. For most people the beach is the destination, and a beautiful one it is, but there are other attractions.
While beach access from this spot has been restricted recently by a closed set of crumbling stairs, my favourite features remain - two large, old Douglas-fir that dominate the area.
|Witty Beach can still be accessed via the main parking lot|
at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park.
|Access stairs in better times. The steep slope they were |
anchored on is unstable.
|There are not many big Douglas-fir left, let alone ones you|
can drive right up to like these.