Skull Cove, south of Cape Caution. August 18, 2015.
30 August 2015 | posted at Maple Bay, B.C.
Photo: A face on the cliff at the entrance of Skull Cove
I’ve always wondered how Skull Cove got its name. It’s not listed in either of the two books about B.C. place names, the shape of the cove on the chart doesn’t resemble a skull, nor have we seen any skull-like rocks in its waters. But last year when we were leaving, we saw what could be taken as a face on the white cliff at the cove’s entrance. Could the face be the reason for its name?
Whatever the reason, Skull Cove is a great harbor for resting in after a rough rounding of Cape Caution. We can hear the waves break on the rocks outside and red-throated loons give their lonely wails, but the water in the cove is quiet.