Crashing waves on Lochside attract a crowd

Sidney has a free attraction along its waterfront, courtesy Mother Nature

High winds on the Peninsula created stormy conditions Thursday and forced cancellation of a number of ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen.

The blustery day created roiling surf along the eastern waterfront, es[ecially along Lochside Drive in Sidney, where onlookers gathered to watch the spectacle of waves crashing over the seawall.