Botany Bay is next to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.
Even though the beaches are close to each other the rock formations change quite dramatically. The rocks at Botany Bay are an intriguing compound rock consisting of veins containing striations of a black slate-like rock butting up against worn grey and white stone with undulating formations.
A pencil sketch in my sketchbook of the rocks at Botany Bay on Vancouver Island. And another.
Botany Bay is almost made up exclusively of this rock combination.
A variation where the layered black rock has been broken up and reformed into pockets within the worn rocks can be found in Botanical Beach, the next beach over.
The rocks that inspired my painting had the same disordered black slate-like rock.Painting of a Beach Rock of Broken Glass
- More about the painting at Beach Rock of Broken Glass.
- More about Exploring Botany Bay and Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island.
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