Of Sand and Sea

The Parksville/Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island has some wonderful beaches.  Not the white hot sandy beaches of the world, but pleasant enough for the short summers we get here.  Enough to bask in the evening sun while wiggling our toes in the gravel-sand away from non-biting sand fleas or lice.  Laughter escapes masks.  Boys swim far out where its still relatively shallow and there’s no threat of sharks. They tumble each other off of logs. Its small surf.

Rathtrevor Beach

Rathtrevor Beach (coastal/mainland mountains in the background)

When the tide goes out at Rathtrevor you walk for miles to reach water!!  When its coming in there's warm water for little people to frolic in.

When the tide goes out at Rathtrevor you walk for miles to reach water!! When its coming in there’s warm water for little people to frolic in.  Island mountains in the background.

Rathtrevor Beach, not a swimmer's paradise.

Rathtrevor Beach, not a swimmer’s paradise.  We beach comb.

Fresh air for the lungs, feet grounded to the earth, wind through the hair, salt for the flesh.  Healthy kids healthy time.  No worries.

Parksville Beach

Parksville Beach

Teens thinking if it's worth getting in the cold waters.  It's not cold cold, but compared to the Pacific coast of Mexico its c.o.l.d

Teens thinking if it’s worth getting in the cold waters. It’s not cold cold, but compared to the Pacific coast of Mexico its c.o.l.d

The Promenade at Parksville Beach

The Promenade at Parksville Beach

Sandcastle competition each year.

Sandcastle competition each year.  Building masterpieces patiently grain by grain.

sandcastle

2 thoughts on “Of Sand and Sea

  1. Pingback: Week & Month in Review 31/8/14 | Acrobatic Thoughts

  2. Pingback: Full Circle in Mexico: Photo Collage Mega Overload | Acrobatic Thoughts

I'm opinionated, friendly & chatty... I hope you are, too

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s