We went by our selves!
We had no agenda but our own!
Truly a trifecta of rare occurrences.
( Not that we don't love going with other family members and enjoying the kids playing in the surf and sand and everything but this was just a different sort of day.)
It began with yummy dinner at our favorite restaurant in Depot Bay. Then a stroll across the street for pictures of the harbor, bridge and ocean. ( They claim it's the smallest harbor in the world).
Since it was such a matchless, gorgeous day we really just had to spend time on the beach. It was pretty crowded but we managed to hold down our spot in the sun for a couple of hours anyway. Neither of us even brought a book. I decided to continue my (practice) knitting. ( On the beach? Yes. Did I mention NO wind?) As the afternoon progressed there were just too many people for my taste. Although John enjoys people watching we decided, after a little kid actually built a moat around us, (and it wasn't Luke) that it was time to split and find us a quieter place.
The rest of the afternoon, until the sun went down, we spent on a grassy hill overlooking a photo-worthy panorama of craggy rocks, boat studded ocean, and clear blue sky occasionally graced with sea birds. We even managed to spot whale spouts in the distance. Over 20 in all.