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Iona Beach

  • Jun 3, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Located just north of Vancouver International Airport, Iona Beach Regional Park is a unique area of land made up of a long, narrow jetty of sand and grass along the mouth of the Fraser River. The majority of the walking route is along the beach or a sandy, unmarked trail before reaching the furthest section that is covered in logs. Sea birds are visible throughout the area as well as a fairly unobstructed view of the Georgia Straight south and west of Vancouver.

Maps and Directions:  Iona Beach Regional Park is north and west of Vancouver International Airport. Go towards Vancouver International Airport and get onto Grant McConachie Way. Follow Grant McConachie Way westward to Templeton Street and then turn right (north) onto Templeton Street. Follow Templeton Street as it turns left (west) and becomes Ferguson Road. Follow Ferguson Road westward to the end; it goes directly to Iona Beach Regional Park. 

Location Map

Park and Trail Map

The Walk-about

We will meet at Iona Beach Park at 10:00AM.  We'll make introductions and then we'll head out to make memorable photographs and have fun. We'll meet back at the starting point @ noon.  

Lunch will be at the Flying Beaver, 4760 Inglis Dr, Richmond

The Aim

The function of the group is to learn and practice the techniques of photography. This involves learning photography not only from your guides but also by sharing knowledge with your group-mates. The intention is also to organize and get to know new people. The attendant size of the meets will be small so participants can have the opportunity to get to know all their group-mates and spend time with a guide. If you select to attend a meet and then cannot make it, please be courteous to others in the group and change your RSVP status as soon as possible to allow others the chance to participate.

The Après-Meet

Please feel comfortable in posting your photographs and advising others; critical appraisal is helpful. What will also be appreciated are ratings and, especially, comments to individual meets and the group dynamic as a whole. This is important because it will ultimately add value to our meetings and improve our experience.

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  • Andy Y.

    A beautiful walk in the sun and fresh air... Thanks Garry for organizing!

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    After most left I went East of the parking lot (to the ponds) where I had better luck.

    June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I beg everyone not to comment when they cannot attend or have to change their status from going to not etc... We can all see on the going list your status. Every One gets so many emails now a days, please save us all a thousand clicks a year by sliding out quietly. Do not mean to pick on anyone, but every meetup is the same. That's my pet peeve for the day. See you all tomorrow it will be a beautiful morning. If u disagree with what's said please tell me in person tomorrow :)
    Really hope to see a Yellow headed Black Bird, nice image Garry.

    1 · June 2, 2014

    • Dionysios

      It's not a problem B; it's okay. Just keep posting here, it's easier.

      June 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm guessing it is more the case where some members explain they can't come from the very first listing. This is where the RSVP button comes in. Unless it's an interesting reason we really don't need to know - if you respond"no" that is sufficient. Any late changes might be useful to get hilighted if it involves things like carpool. If I rsvp and have no further info to impart, that's it! I think this is what Paul S. was thinking about.

      June 3, 2014

  • Anne-Marie P.

    What an awesome photo excursion!

    June 3, 2014

  • Paul D.

    A beautiful location and the weather was nicely organized.

    June 3, 2014

  • Candy

    Sorry can't make it the last minute! :-( Happy shooting everyone!

    June 3, 2014

  • Brigitte

    Sorry to cancel Garry...didn't realize I had a scheduling conflict. Be sure to have a beer for me afterwards :)

    June 2, 2014

    • Garry J.

      If you pay for them, I'll have two! Sorry you can't make it. Next time.

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting that you chose high tide as the time of the meetup. When the tide is out we get almost a half mile of beach to add to the walk. Still, great spot either way on the dry land! Been there a lot. It's not peak of Summer yet but don't be overly surprised to see an occasional ( rare) "all over" tanner.
    Big thing to observe is the bird nesting areas above the top of bank amongst the sand foliage - there are signs to keep out of certain regions.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Anne-Marie P.

    Thanks Garry! See you there!

    May 30, 2014

  • John M.

    RSVP's are closed with 7 people going? Was the intentional? Just thought I should ask the question.

    May 30, 2014

    • John M.

      the = that

      Sorry for the typo

      May 30, 2014

  • kelly

    I was here a couple of weeks ago and it was so beautiful....but Garry, you left out the most pertinent piece of information.....WHERE'S LUNCH?

    May 30, 2014

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