Living on an Island we are surrounded by beaches. Living on the East Coast of Vancouver Island many of our beaches are rocky rather than sandy. There are parks with beaches, alleys with beaches and then there are Beach Access points. Each has its own variation of “beach”.
Long beach – between Ucluelet and Tofino is the best beach in the world, miles upon miles of sand and pounding surf. I think that we are due for another visit soon. The slideshow is from our last visit – almost two years ago!
Our beaches here have surf as well, usually a little kinder than the waves to our west. But the beaches are not quite the same. In Nanaimo, most beaches are rocky. Some with sand only at high tides, some never with sand.
Those that have sand quite often lose the sand over the winter. Or the sand will shift from one spot on the beach to another. After the winter there is usually a great accumulation of logs and other debris pushed in by the waves over the winter. Our beaches are always interesting.
We can spot birds of every description, and boats – from the basic kayak to the large ocean liners and everything in between. Seals and Sea-lions, Eagles and Owls they are all here to be seen.
We collect beach glass and rocks, shells and driftwood – beaches enhance our lives in so many ways. Mostly they calm the mind and soul and enhance creativity.
Life had been like the sand on the beaches lately. Something shifts and opportunities have suddenly opened and life is suddenly being consumed by the knitting. I have two special projects on the go and will be able to share them with you in a couple of weeks.
I have been beach walking a great deal lately.
I hope that you enjoy the walks along the beaches. They include Piper’s Lagoon, Departure Bay Beach and a Beach Access off Stephenson Point Rd. They have been at low tide so there have been many birds looking for dinner or a quiet place to sleep!
Happy Walking and Knitting