Monday, July 16, 2012
THE WHITE ROCK MUSEUM has a radiant new logo that looks like a rainbow twisted in the shape of a "W". This rainbow connection is a happy coincidence that makes my Penelope Pick-A-Puddle greeting cards currently sold there very much at home. The museum gift shop recently moved to the breezeway of the former train station as part of a restoration project.
Although trains that go by the heritage building no longer stop there, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway is fully operational and visitors must exercise great caution and avoid walking on the tracks. Frequent freight trains and the Amtrak passenger train heading to and from Vancouver in BC and Seattle in the US hurriedly go by. (Postscript: See Peace Arch News story about July, 2013 accident HERE.)
Strollers can enjoy the promenade alongside the museum and the water views of the bay. Although hazy by the sea at times, it is always a sparkling place to be even when it showers.
Sounds of seagulls and water lapping onto the beach bring a sense of wonderment.
The wooden planked pier nearby is a favorite destination rain or shine.
Although a portion of the train station (Photo, 2010), its promenade and parking lots are on land that gained ownership by the BNSF in the US decades ago, the essence of the area is local. One of the smallest cities in Canada with a thriving artistic community, White Rock stays modern with new condos and highrises while striving to maintain its heritage, independence and charm.
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