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Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Honest-to-goodness Outing!

Oh my goodness... I got to go on a genuine outing today!! All that hard renovation work paid off. Plus the weather finally cleared up after weeks and weeks of rain!

We went down to the ocean... there sure is a lot of new driftwood washed up. I suggested we take some home for our garden but (a) it's too big and (b) we are in a park sooo...

But it's nice to sit on and get a bit of warmth from the sun.

There's a little hike here as well, which is always cool.

See that green stuff in front of my face... those are little tiny leaves!!!

Yup, it is getting pretty green here... not that it ever really stopped being green. But this is a fresh, new, spring green!

The birds were out as well... Can you guess what this fuzzy picture is of?

This is a slightly better picture... They are hard to photograph when they are far away and soaring in circles!

It is so nice to see the sun again!

 I did a bit of exploring and came across this lean-to/teepee made out of driftwood.

It has a gorgeous view...

But the walls are a bit unweatherproof...

Although, it would be cool to have a campfire in here....

 Did I mention how nice it was to see the sun again?

Of course, we had to take lots of pictures...

Because that's what we do on hikes...

Of course...

I wanted to sit on this beach for a while... it has some really cool volcanic pebbles that get super smooth from the ocean.

Plus the view is pretty nice as well. On a good-day, you can see Mt. Baker from here... that's in Washington State.

A cool log got washed up on this beach as well...

This one has some gnarly spots where branches used to be attached. I'm not sure what type of tree it might have been.

Beary cool looking though...

He-heh... the sun-dappled water looks like it has diamonds on it.

We also saw some cool fungi...

And neat driftwood. Do you think this would qualify as "Winter Fun" photos for Julie Jane Zebra's photo contest?

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Great trip! Love the pictures!!!

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    1. Thanks Hammie!! It's always a good day when I can get down to the ocean.

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    2. We all agree with that overhere:-)! We love the sea and the ocean too!

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    3. Oh yes - there is so much to see and do! Except when we get home, the humans all needs naps - too much sun, sea and sand!

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  2. ahhh.. I am getting beary jealous! It is so cold and dreary here. I would love to see the sun again!

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    1. Oh I know! We had so much rain and cloud this winter. It is soooo nice to see the sun. You know spring is coming, right? If you can't wait that long, maybe you need to convince your mom to take another business trip... like to Hawaii or something!

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  3. Great post, glad you made it out of the house. We are off on an adventure today, can't wait.

    By the way we have been watching season 2 of the Amazing Race Canada and they are exploring a certain island that starts with the letter "V". They spent time in Victoria and now they are off to Torino (we have to watch the show on youtube, apparently it's not carried in the USA).

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    1. Tofino!! I've never been there but it is supposed to be gorgeous! Must find some guidebooks to there and leave them casually around the house...

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  4. Oh gosh, you have sun, and warm, and green! We are so jealous. Most of our snow is gone but it is still beary cold. The Canadian tourists are back, however, so we know spring isn't far away. Jerry shouted at them, as they were flying by, to say hello to our Pal Sandy when they fly over your house.

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    1. We have robins too! I think they stay here all year round. Keep yourselves bundled up and drink lots of hot chocolate.

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    2. Robins?!? Already?!? Some little bears are grumbling here. We are supposed to get several more inches of snow tonight...maybe no school tomorrow, and you're out taking hikes and looking at the green in the garden, so unfair. (hehe)

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    3. Oh yes... they showed up in full force about a week ago. They are going to town with all the earthworms! Snow... hmm... it's a good thing you guys have so many nice, warm sweaters!

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  5. Wish we were having your weather! Glad you are enjoying the sunshine.

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    1. Thanks Droop! The sun will come your way too... isn't there a song... "here comes the sun!" ??

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