Saturday, November 28, 2015

A warm Friday in late November.

With the current frigid temperatures, it's hard to believe how lovely last Friday was.   You'll just have to take my word for it; it simply lovely.  

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.



Given Sooki's track record with Porcupines I outfitted her and Wendy with bear bells, and when we walked through the deeper trees, I even leashed her -- just to be on the safe side.



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.


12 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a marvelous day. Kite surfing looks fascinating, and I have spent some time watching others do it, but am not sure it would be my sport.

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    1. Apparently they wear harnesses so you aren't having to use just arm strength to hang on Les. Basically you use your arms to direct the kite. Lemme know if you change your mind and give it a try.

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  2. sounds like a perfect day to me! nothing better than dog walking and beach walking!

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    1. Oh it was such a lovely day Sara. I hope it found you and John and your doggies on some lovely South Shore beach.

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  3. It looks so lovely. So very lovely. I like your vow to make more days like these, Sybil.

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    1. I just need to kick myself in the butt and get out the door.

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  4. Sooki & Wendy have to be the luckiest dogs on the planet - you take them so many places where they can breathe free and enjoy being alive. I'm a big fan of boardwalks and grass-covered dunes, too. Beautiful pictures, Sybil. (My son-in-law is a kite surfer.)

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    1. They are lucky dogs but I probably wouldn't go as many places if I didn't have them with me. So I guess it's a two-way street. Bet your son-in-law's surfing isn't in such cold water ...

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  5. The dogs must get so excited when you take them on a seaside discovery adventure, Sybil, and the bear bells were a great idea. (I don't think I've seen any bear bells in Australia, but we do have cow bells.) What is the building on top of the hill at Kannon Beach? It must have the most magnificent view from there.

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    1. That's MacDonald House. There is a restaurant/tea house in there, along with an antique store, child care centre and a SURF shop ! The place is run by a non-profit group. You've probably seen some of my posts about MacDonald Hill. It's where Sooki killed the damn porcupine !

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  6. Beautiful scenery and beautiful pictures :-) The kite surfing looks pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Some of the kite surfers do some amazing jumps and catch "big air". Wait'll you see the surfers in February !

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