Stop number one was D'arcy Lane (Beach #46 of 92) which caught my attention with the headline "A huge flight of stairs down a cliff face to the quiet of Cordova Bay and its mixed shore of rock and sand." Sounded lovely.
But the views were lovely - looking out at islands - D'arcy Island, the namesake of both the beach and lane being one of them. The coolest thing for me was this one small rock - the lone area on the horizon where the sun was shining - just covered in white birds. Probably sea gulls, but it was too far away to be certain.
Back at lane, there was a plot of undeveloped land - and I went to explore, hoping to find another set of stairs down to a perhaps existent beach. Instead, I found a blackberry bush - completely untouched. Some berries were so ripe and ready that they fell off at the touch. I wish I had brought a bucket with me, these berries were so delicious!! I ate to the point I thought I might make myself ill, and then tore myself away. What a treat!!
Although the beach was lovely, my favorite thing about Arbutus Cove were the trees - and the namesake of the beach. The Arbutus trees are phenomenal!!! So huge and majestic... such a beautiful tree. :)