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