Heron In Silhouette, Sunset From Crescent Beach

May 15, 2012 — 8 Comments

Crescent Beach is located in South Surrey, about 45 kilometers south of downtown Vancouver, Canada. It’s a laid-back community with small shops, restaurants, and many beautiful homes. The beach area is popular during all seasons, and can get very busy during warm Summer days. Crescent Beach is also a well-known for some of the most amazing sunsets in Vancouver.

If you read my blog posts, A SNOWY OWL AND MOUNT BAKER, BOUNDARY BAY and SNOWY OWLS IN TREES, EVENING WALKS AT BOUNDARY BAY, Crescent Beach is right across from the Boundary Bay marshlands. If you desire a very long walk, you can actually get to Boundary Bay from Crescent Beach. Alternatively, you can climb the 101 steps on the staircase from the beach, or lay in the buff at the base of the Ocean Park Bluffs (I’m not kidding). For more information on Surrey’s United Naturists (SUN), please check their website.

On a beautiful Spring evening, a friend and I arrived just in time for the beautiful sunset, enhanced with some marine cloud. The mountains in the distance are in West Vancouver, Bowen Island, and the Sunshine Coast.


This Great Blue Heron was fishing near the beach.





Eventually, it was time for the heron to leave, and it flew in silhouette.





A view along Crescent Beach, toward downtown Vancouver. Grouse Mountain is at the center-right.


One last look at the beautiful sunset.

There were times I had driven a long ways, with a considerable effort, hoping to get enough photos for a blog post. For various reasons, sometimes, it just doesn’t work out. On this evening, I took my camera along hoping to get some nice photos of the sunset. I really never expected a blog post to come from it. Thanks to my special friend who joined me on this evening.

I hope you enjoyed this post, as I continue to focus on locations closer to my home.

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About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


8 responses to Heron In Silhouette, Sunset From Crescent Beach

  1. Wow! I always love sunset.

    This is breathtaking! 🙂

    • Thanks, Mara. Yes, the sunsets here are quite beautiful and very popular for viewing. I actually went out one evening this past weekend, but there was a little too much cloud. Much colder too!

  2. Your photography is AWESOME, you’ve got a good eye, Randall. The important combination of the reaction from eye, heart…., to capture scenic pictures.

    Every second is so important as once the beauty of the movement disappears, because it’s hard to capture back. You mastered that sunset! I love this post 🙂

  3. Thanks. You are very kind. I got lucky with the colors of the sunset. It was an amazing evening for sure. 🙂

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