Thursday, May 05, 2011

choose your own adventure weekend

This blog is turning into the weekend blog as in it's only about what I do on my weekends. Now that I get every second weekend off they really are the most interesting since I'm doing something other than work.  Work is occasionally interesting but I try not to think about it when I'm not there so... on to last weekend.

We went to Nanaimo for the day to see pw. It was a beautiful sunny day. The ferry ride was tolerable. It's so much better when it's not a holiday ferry and there are masses of people jockeying for space and food.

pw met us at the ferry and gave us several options on what we could do with the day:

1. go to the earthquake fissure in a nearby park and check that out
2. go to a lake that we'd have to hike to, and he wasn't too sure how to get there. There was a burn there last year (he was told), so there might be morel potential. It would also be more of an adventure.
3. go to Neck Point Park that is on the water and just a place that he thought we'd enjoy.

It was a tough choice, but I really wanted to be near the water if we could. So we headed to Neck Point Park, and it really was beautiful. Here's the proof:

 starfish and sea anemones
 Harlequin ducks
 Gulls. I love the gulls! This one seems to be looking right back at me.
 more sea anemones
 beautiful day!
 these eagles come here every year, pw told us. He saw one last year that took out a gull! Glad we didn't have to witness anything like that. They were pretty close to where we sat below in a quite spot just above the water.

 When this second one flew in and landed, the first one took off. Tag team? Looking after the nest at another location?
 I was quite content just to enjoy this spot.

More seabirds! Pelagic cormorants and more gulls!

As it turned out we did have time to choose another outing. I'll post about that next. Which one would you choose on a sunny beautiful day?


Wandering Coyote said...

This looks so perfect! Oh, how I miss the coast!

mister anchovy said...

beautiful shots, but I wouldn't have been able to resist the burn site.

S.M. Elliott said...

Incredible pics! That eagle shot is priceless.