Last autumn I lived in Birch Bay for three weeks. I stayed in a vacation cottage near the bay where I photographed herons, Canadian geese, and other birds.
Birch Bay is a resort community near the US-Canadian international border, on the American side. While permanent residents and businesses comprise the resort town, many of the businesses are only open for around 6 months when the tourists and vacationers come and stay in the vacation rentals.
While it is an enchanting region with beaches, birds, and nature, it is also expensive, conservative, and it’s virtually impossible to find inexpensive natural food products. The nearest grocery store to Birch Bay Drive is six miles, which is fine if you have a car, but for bus riders or bicyclists, this is a stretch. Still. you can’t beat the photo opportunities.
Photography by Patricia Herlevi, All Rights Reserved