There is a secluded beach adjacent to the US/Canada border. There are no services here, the beach is not maintained and it gives you a feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere
In the background you are able to see the luxury resort of Semiahmoo in Washington state
On the Canadian side, where I am standing, there is no development and you would be lucky to find accommodations in the form of a derelict teepee
even the totem pole has seen better days . There is a trail through the bushes which lead to the railway tracks
There is an embankment on the other side of the track which lead down these rusted out metal stairs
to reveal a nearly deserted beach, unlike its cousin to the north over in White Rock where parking spaces are non-existant on a sunny day even if you have the coins required to feed the meter. On this side of the slough, there are no meters.
Low tide reveals an expansive beach of sand, which could go out for a mile . I am standing about a block or so from the shore and can barely see the famous pier at White Rock to the North
Viewing south you are able to see the Peace Arch Border Crossing at the south end of this beach
We hear some engine sounds, whistles and then the ground starts to tremble
and we are soon rewarded with the sight of an Burlington Northern locomotive pulling a long convoy of railcars
I wanted to stand closer but the engineer kept tooting his whistle until I backed away. I wanted to take this photo for Jack r, who loves train porn
I didn't have a chance to count the cars but I would have lost count anyway as I only have 21 extremities, but it was a long train with another set of double engines at the rear.
with the train safely out of the equation, here is my version of Planking
Here is a closer view of the border crossing
It was a most excellent day, and we nearly had the beach to ourselves