A flock of sandpipers moves in sync over the waters off of Blackie Spit, creating a mesmerizing visual for waterfront visitors. Below, a wider photo of the scene, showing the direction from Blackie Spit. (Corry Kriticos photo)

LETTERS: Playful pipers pique our curiosity

Editor: Re: Flights of fancy, Dec. 7.


Re: Flights of fancy, Dec. 7.

I was at Crescent Beach and Blackie Spit last week and saw that breathtaking display of artistry performed by the sandpipers.

It was a sight to behold. I wish I had had my camera, but your picture certainly captured it.

Every dip and swirl with the sun beaming through, at times a transparent oval, and again another shape, as they lifted off the water, I’ll never forget it.

So glad I was there to see it. Thanks for a beautiful picture.

Lynne Collins, Surrey

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I find it very hard to believe that the photo on the front page of the Dec. 7 issue of Peace Arch News depicts Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach, as stated – for the full width of the back of the picture are shown nearby high snow-covered mountains.

I would appreciate learning where this photo was actually taken. But if I am wrong, please tell me and your many other readers what direction the photo was taken, which mountains are shown and how it is this picture is possible. Many thanks…

Tim Roark, Surrey

Editor’s note: White Rock photographer Corry Kriticos was in Blackie Spit pointing her camera northward across Mud Bay, with a long lens that compressed the mountains.

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