As The Sun Sets - By Sabine Edrissi
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The beautiful place where I live is White Rock. It is a city in British Columbia, Canada, that lies within the Metro Vancouver regional district. It borders Semiahmoo Bay and is surrounded on three sides by South Surrey. To the south lies the Semiahmoo First Nation, which is within the city limits of Surrey. Semiahmoo Bay and the Southern Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia are also to the south.
White Rock has a moderate climate, with average daily high temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius in summer and 6 degrees Celsius in winter. Pilots accustomed to flying around the area often refer to it as 'the hole in the sky' or �middle of the Doughnut� , referring to the fact that White Rock is often bright and sunny while the rest of the Lower Mainland is covered by cloud.
White Rock is named for a distinctive large white boulder on its beach near the promenade, a glacial erratic that migrated south during the last glaciation. The 486-ton granite boulder was kept white by shellfish-eating seabirds whose guano covered the rock, so much so that 19th-century sailors used it as a beacon. However, it is now kept white through monthly applications of white paint by the city parks department, and has been a popular graffiti target for over thirty years.
The pier and promenade are popular destinations, Opposite of the pier is probably one of the best Italian Gelato places outside Italy, called Dolce Gelato. An absolute must for anybody visiting White Rock Beach.
April 10th, 2014
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