TO THE BEACH....TO THE BEACH...TO ISLAND VIEW BEACH.....

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Look the first rays of the sun!! Get the heck outta bed...Go do something :):)
Wow it was a day whole off for me from both jobs.  Yippeeeeee!!!!....somebody let me loose......!!!!!!!!
Oooooo it was a great start to the morning watching another great sunrise...
I took the dogs out for their morning walk...and it was really warm outside...no breeze...
It looked like a great start to the day.....

I sat there thinking to myself...(yep I do than once in a while).(think that is)....
What to do....what to do....
I wanted to get outside...take some pictures...but of somewhere different than just around the house....
I thought hmmmm.....maybe I could just drive to tofino, take a few photos, then come home....
Nope too far away at least a 4 or 5 hour drive up....then I would have to run around like a chicken with my head cut off to get a few pic's.
This used to be called Mitchell's Farm...and it was red ????
..then run back home before 700pm...because I hafta get up at 300am to go to work tomorrow :(:(

I was yakking at Shaun and he said why don't you go to Island View Beach..!!!  I am like Huh??? where is that??
So he explained it to me...becaauuseeeeee I had never even been there before...I knew the spot he was talking about as I have been to the farms out there....
I just never ventured to the beach....
HOLY!!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME BEACH!!!!!

Now how could I have missed this???  where the #$^%@ have I been???

Holy there is a beautiful sandy beach there...and it goes for mile and miles....
Kite-surfers go out there when the wind starts up.... I am not entirely sure that is what this sport is called (it is just what I call it)...I will look it up and change it when I find what it is called :):) 
If anyone knows what this sport is called please enlighten me :):0 It is a cross between parasailing and paragliding.
.. with a Kite type of thing man holds it...put himself on a small type of surfboard...and skimms across the water :):) Tis verraaa cool....
What a sight...and cute men out there too...Holy crap Bev you need to get out more :):) Hahahahahaha
Okay so I am told it is called Kite-surfing...I really want to try that!!!!
Of course there is a trail out there I totally missed...but that just means I get to go back...and I will go back.
Supposedly there is a beach around there where people tan without clothes :)  A little chilly out there today though :):)
there is a nature centre (missed that)...and big trail you can walk around (missed that to)....But hey my first time out...
I am too gobsmacked looking at this marvelous beach I have missed...and all those cute Kite-surfers  Hahahah

But it was awesome.
I must go back and see this place one day...No time today
..I could smell the fresh ocean air...feel the salt on my face from the spray..I could see Mount Baker in all it's Glory...
I stopped and talked to people...
There were a few photographers with BIG cameras taking photos of the Kite-surfers
Dogs and people everywhere...
The sun was doing it best to come out...it usually just peeked through the clouds...
It was warm...and chilly with wind all at the same time.  I could feel the warm air blowing in...with a bit of chill...I was warm but my hands started to get cold.  I could feel the damp in the air.  But I was all dressed in my rain gear...warm as can be....just my hands were cold :)

I took Toby and  tuggs with me...Toby loves the beach.  The tide was in and not much beach to run on.
Ooooo Kite-surfer
..but he managed to find some:
Tuggs loved being out there...he just kind of lopped along.  He is over 11 or 12 now...so he's a senior.  but they both had fun, enjoyed the fresh air right along with me.

I walked along the beach...but next time I will take the time to find all the nook and crannies...maybe even walk the Trail :):)

It was a great morning...
Now I am home with hot chocolate in hand...roasty...toasty...warm...
Ahhhhhhhhhh.......

Thanks for coming along with me...I hope you enjoyed the walk :):)
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks Sylvia....It was so much fun for me to go out there....
Posted on: Apr 12, 2010
sylviandavid says:
Wow Bev, You painted a nice picture there.... beautiful! Sylvia
Posted on: Apr 11, 2010
Sunflower300 says:
Oh, what a lovely surprise for you.

I think the sport is called kite-surfing.
Posted on: Jan 19, 2010
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Look the first rays of the sun!! G…
Look the first rays of the sun!! …
This used to be called Mitchells …
This used to be called Mitchell's…
I must go back and see this place …
I must go back and see this place…
Ooooo Kite-surfer
Ooooo Kite-surfer
THE BEACH!!!!!!
THE BEACH!!!!!!
THE BEACH....yipeeeee
THE BEACH....yipeeeee
OOooo pretty sky
OOooo pretty sky
This way....
This way....
No that way.....
No that way.....
Ooo who cares I am at the beach....
Ooo who cares I am at the beach....
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Tuggs and Toby...saying come on si…
Tuggs and Toby...saying come on s…
This is the view...boy what a view…
This is the view...boy what a vie…
Toby
Toby
Tuggs..
Tuggs..
Look I found some sand....
Look I found some sand....
I know there a people attached to …
I know there a people attached to…
Hey I could not help myself...I ha…
Hey I could not help myself...I h…
Wheeeeeeee......
Wheeeeeeee......
Just skimming across that water....
Just skimming across that water....
I want to try......
I want to try......
Opppsss tide coming in...feet gett…
Opppsss tide coming in...feet get…
Oyyyyy.....
Oyyyyy.....
Two..plus two
Two..plus two
The other way....
The other way....
Calmer here......
Calmer here......
Hey Tuggs!!!!!
Hey Tuggs!!!!!
Three...
Three...
Its a bird...its a kite...its som…
Its a bird...its a kite...it's so…
What fun this looks like!!
What fun this looks like!!
Upp...going up...get me up.....
Upp...going up...get me up.....
Whe...thanks to the wind...I am no…
Whe...thanks to the wind...I am n…
and down.....
and down.....
Yipppeeee!!!!!
Yipppeeee!!!!!
Going out
Going out
out....
out....
out more.....
out more.....
up........
up........
Wheeeeee yipeee!!!
Wheeeeee yipeee!!!
My turn....
My turn....
Oh what a feeeelllingggg
Oh what a feeeelllingggg
what a rush....bye bye for now...s…
what a rush....bye bye for now...…
:)
:)
Sidney
photo by: hummingbird50