I had planned on going for a walk at Conrad's Beach, but a certain hill beckoned to me. I'd seen this hill lots of times as it's near the end of Lawrencetown Beach, but had never explored it. This time I pulled the car over and parked, then climbed the well-worn path...
Up the hill we walked and were rewarded with this lovely view.
|Sooki jostles her way past Wendy on the narrow cliff-edge path.|
Look at that boulder! From the land side it looked like a lovely spot to stand and admire the view. From this angle you can see that it is just hanging in space and that standing on it would be a dangerous mistake.
Past that boulder and around the side of the cliff, this is the view that rewarded us. That is Lawrencetown Beach in the distance and beyond that, appearing rather dark, is MacDonald Hill.
See that little blue car parked by the side of the road ? That's us waaaay down there.
Once back in the car, we drove 2 minutes down the road for a brief stop at Lawrencetown Beach with its many boardwalks and grass-covered dunes.
We had our choice of paths weaving through the tall grasses.
At the beach Wendy's goal is always to get to the water asap.
No matter the time of year, she wades into the shallows, and if the mood moves her, has a nice lie down. BTW, that hill in the distance is the one we had just climbed. As you can see, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.
Back in the car we drove ONE MINUTE down the road to Kannon Beach. It was low tide and there was a strong wind.
Kannon Beach is on the other side of MacDonald Hill from Lawrencetown Beach.
The wind was whipping up the ocean causing piles of foam to accumulate along the shore.
An where there's wind ...you'll find kite surfers
As it was low tide, I was able to walk far out onto the exposed sand and watch the kite surfers as they performed some pretty amazing jumps.
|How's that for height !|
I have so many ordinary days but then a special one like this comes along to remind me how lucky I am to live where I do.
I need to remember to make more special days like this. It's all up to me.