February 28th, 2013


we went over the protected dunes, very cool, to the beach in a new area…IMG_0760and Frank was happy…but, photos can lie. Frank was happy, but at the beach it was so windy that we had to head back after this photo. The past two days the double red flags have been out, warning that you aren’t to step foot into the water. The beach was deserted. What appeals to me about the photo is how it’s the truth and not the truth. “Photos lie ” does not have to mean that they were photo shopped, but that they can let the viewer think one thing when another is the truth. Have to love the white sand though. Love seeing it each day.

February 27th, 2013


Now this feels like Florida!IMG_0741

A pier whose day has come and gone…IMG_0746a walk on a nature trail…then as y’all might know, I needed a rest…

February 26th, 2013


Did these two have a fight, a difference of opinion, or were they worrying about burning tonight’s dinner?IMG_0729

Remember, I have huge feet…this “fresh” jelly fish is massive!IMG_0731In our neighbourhood…the colours of spring..

February 25th, 2013

IMG_0704we had thunder storms since yesterday aft to still tonight…but no problem, Carole and I just read, played cards, and let the men wait on us. The men preferred this too…really. We don’t need to burn our bras after all, we’re emancipated, and the men are too! and what would they have burned? dinner?


February 24th, 2013


First day here, and already noshing outside! later there was heavy rain, thunder and lightening, but first came this, and this…IMG_0698..white quartz sand on the beach of the Emerald Coast–150 miles of this, but we were content to walk just part of it..

February 23rd, 2013

Image 1a very long day..up at 2:30 a.m…off to Montreal, then to Toronto, but not before the new plane was de-iced, something I never saw before!  then to Atlanta, Georgia, then rented a car and drove 5 hours to close to Panama City Beach in Florida, where Peter and Carole awaited us.  Exhausted, feeling a little aged for our life time pattern of finding the cheapest way to get from “a” to “b”…but now we’re here and, like child birth, the pain of the travels will soon be forgotten with the adventure of a new location, and the novelty of sharing that with another couple. Let the games begin!

February 22nd, 2013

IMG_0684Daisy found out we’re leaving tomorrow…shoot! She’s off to visit Kaia and her family, but she’s still a little hurt that we aren’t taking her with us. Dogs = Guilt.

February 21st, 2013

IMG_0621Frank is practicing reading outside, in preparation for our departure on Saturday for Florida, where we expect to be able to this activity in more conducive circumstances. At least for a week, then back here to await the reality of reading on our deck, a few short months away.

February 20th, 2013

auIMG_0673Once more the CFA’s (Come From Away) led me where I don’t often go in this season…to Lawrencetown Beach at sunset. The ocean was roiling (love that word) from all the wind of late. Impressive. Glad to be pulled out of my winter couch potato mode and made to walk the rocks where in the summer the beach presides. Fascinating how the seasons change the beach. Thanks, neighbours.

February 19th, 2013

IMG_0651IMG_0654IMG_0669We drove to Chester with our wonderful Swiss neighbours, Matt and Susan, here for a brief holiday. They appreciate N.S. the way CFA’s can so enthusiastically do, and an opportunity on a sunny day to hug the coastline from Chester on back to Halifax is not to be missed. Here we oohed and awwed over the area around Northwest Cove. Frank and I may not approve of fish as a source for our dietary needs, but we whole heartedly approve of fishing villages. Ironic, isn’t it? Like those sweet cows and sheep we love to see in farmers fields. It’s a complicated world in our universe.