Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks
Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.
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HALF TIDE AT CORDOVA BAY
view over the water includes in the fore Uplands' oak-treed slopes with red roofed houses lightening the dark of the green, and afar off the rising piles of the snowy Olympics. Blue waters dotted with yawls and launches of the Yacht Club, and Summer crowds of holiday makers, give this beach a sense of liveliness and happiness which lasts without a break from June until the end of the long Summer school holiday.
Bathe All Day
Cordova Bay has a different attraction altogether. The day tripper is welcome but the distance makes the beach draw its patrons from the motoring section of the populace. On the other hand there are scores of happy families installed in an extensive array of Summer cottages, and the wonderful stretch of shelving beach provides an all day appeal to the campers to "come on in, the water's fine." It is a fact that many wear their bathing suits for hours at a time. Cordova is never as crowded as the closer in beach, and indeed it would take all the residents of Victoria to make that vast strand appear over populous.
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919