Monday, September 26, 2011

Riding the Waves

I suppose more accurately it would be titled, “Riding on What is Left of the Waves After They Start to Recede Back Into the Ocean”. ;o)

My mom bought Zack a skimboard while we were at the beach and he fell in love with it! He could do it over and over and over again… The beach wasn’t ideal because of the pretty steep slope, but it didn’t seem to deter him one bit.

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Zack had so much fun with it that Andy decided to join him and got one, too. Thanks Grandma!

Skimboarding is perfect for the NW coasts because you don’t actually have to be in the water to do it, which is good because the water on the beach is COLD!

In fact the cold didn’t seem to bother them at all… Neither did the fact that it was raining!

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My crazy boys had tons of fun! Can’t wait to get out and find the perfect “wave” next year!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Devil’s Punchbowl

Uncle Dennis came for one night while we were at the beach. After watching the sunset at Otter Crest, we drove over to the Devil’s Punchbowl.

We’d only ever been there at high tide but Dennis was all excited about going at low tide again in the morning and doing a bit of exploring in the Punchbowl.

So we woke up bright and early, hopped in the car, stopped for coffee on the way out of town and made our way to the park.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day! The sun was out, the sky was blue and there wasn’t a breath of wind! The tide was low and we were able to explore the beach, the punchbowl and the tide pools without getting too wet…

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the entrance in the distance

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inside Devil’s Punchbowl

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looking up

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the crow was looking down

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a window out

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we got wet taking this shot (a sneaker wave came in)

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poking around the caves in the back of the bowl

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That afternoon we went back to see what it looked like at high tide…

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you’d get a whole lot wetter now!

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The whole beach was under water! I stood on those rocks in the picture above! What a difference!

Thanks for taking us down there, Uncle Dennis! It really was a fun trip!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bella Beach Up Close

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William, thanks so much for these gorgeous shots!