Thursday, 11 February 2016

Don't Fence Me In

THE FENCE at high tide that flows into the water at Crescent Beach is a great place to post a sign about swimmer's itch.

It also acts as a landing pad for birds that flock to the area.

Bouys strung like white pearls along the water, and the fence, are cues for dog owners to keep pets within certain perimeters so as not to agitate the wildlife.

Seals to seagulls can swim, float or waddle on either side of the barriers.

They examine the strange constructs and artificial borders with seeming interest but are not bound by them. That is the inherent nature of life in the wild that is outside, yet also alongside, the creations and activities of mankind.

This post is linked to GOOD FENCES.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

See more BC scenes at Penelope Puddlisms: BC Life Is A Whale Of A Ride.


  1. Wow ~ you covered a lot from fences, birds, dogs, and more ~ Lovely photography and great fence!

    Happy Weekend to you ^_^

  2. Your photos are great. Swimmers itch? Never heard of that before but found the link very interesting. Amazing what we can learn when blogging. Thanks for sharing the post and have a great day.

  3. This is so unique fence submerged in water.
    Great pics.

  4. I love the dog photo and reflection in the water!

  5. Hmmm. Swimmer's itch doesn't sound like any fun! ;)

  6. Ewwww on "Swimmers Itch" - I think I'd stay out of the water.
    I did enjoy all the wonderful fence shots with the gulls, the dog and the seals.

  7. love it! a busy place for humans, dogs and wildlife, too!

  8. Oh, this was filled with fun photos...loved the seal ones especially.

  9. Diverse visitors to the fence; people, pets, wildlife, waves, and even inanimate sign. The seal who looks resting his chin(?) on the floating barrier is so cute. I heard about swimmer’s itch for the first time and felt itchy only to read about it from the site. Thank you for the comment. Umbrellas always remind me of you, Penelope.


  10. Swimmer's itch is a new one for me! The dogs look like they are enjoying the water.

  11. this is a very good post. Thanks for sharing it. :)


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