Well, Sunday afternoon the weather broke for the better for a few hours, and this flu bug that’s had me laid up for the last few days, got so excited, he took off to have a picnic, leaving me to feel good enough that I was able to take advantage of the weather myself, and heading out to Second Beach, I was able to snap a few pictures and give my artistic eye a little workout. Nothing too special to mention before-hand other than a couple little items that I thought you might find a little interesting.
First off, if you look hard enough at one of the photos, you’ll notice a sign that is telling people if they’re planning to be strolling on the Seawall on Sunday, they might want to expect some congestion, because there is a Charity Walk/Run that will be passing through the area bringing upwards of 40,000 people I think it said. At first, when I saw the amount of folks in the area, and realized that it was indeed Sunday, I thought I was catching the tail-end of the above-mentioned run, but then I realized that the Charity Event was scheduled for the 15th, and it was only the 8th yesterday, so it seems that the people I saw were just out doing what I was doing, enjoying the nice weather by taking a stroll at the beach. So if you check out a few of the other pictures, and remember that it was only the 8th of February when I took these shots, you might understand why I was a little amazed at the number of people at the beach yesterday.
The other thing that amazed me a little was this one piece of driftwood that I took a couple of shots of, focusing mainly on the root-ball. Apparently the tree’s roots grew around a fair-sized boulder, grasping the rock in a firm, almost what appears to be a loving embrace. So snug is the tree’s grasp on the rock that when the tree was uprooted, the rock came with it, and apparently drifted onto our British Columbian shores. I’m pretty sure it drifted some distance since the stump is thoroughly water-logged. It has me slightly amazed because I would have thought the weight of the boulder would have sunk it before it ever got into water deep enough to float it. And then, with the added weight of the water-logged stump, I can’t see it ever drifting out to sea. It’s probably just my own naivete. It’s still kind of neat the way the roots are so tenderly holding that boulder.
So, other than the amount of people, and this boulder and root-ball that I was just talking about, I guess the only other thing a little out of the ordinary would be the number of ships in the harbor, which almost appeared to be creating a traffic-jam at times. They’re far enough out, however, that they don’t really bother us here on shore, but there were quite a number of them yesterday, and I tried to get pictures of more than a few. Of course, my little point-and-click doesn’t really do distance that well. So we’ll just have to see. And that’s about it, so here we go.
All-in-all, not a bad day at the beach, or a least an afternoon. As you can see in those one or two pictures, the sun wasn’t really shining as much as it was just overpowering the fog, and beating its way right through. But I’ll take it any way I can get it. At any rate, as soon as I got home, it was back into bed for a couple hours, and now I just got up to get this written and posted, and then I’m going back to bed. I think that bug finished his picnic, and now he’s trying to finish me. So if you find yourself waiting on an answer to an e-mail, or a comment (I’m actually pretty good with those), try not to worry, I’ll get them all caught up soon. In the meantime, I hope you people are managing to stay healthy, and happy, and safe. Keep up the great writing, and photography, and all the rest of it, and I’ll see you all soon. And don’t worry about the posts, they’re not contagious, I wear a mask when I’m typing. Talk to you later.