A week or so ago, my pal D and I travelled to Sooke for one of our infrequent trips to this lovely little town not far from Victoria. Our aim is to enjoy the relaxing ocean atmosphere, gather a little bit of the raggedy seaweed (not too much and only that which is not home to living creatures). Breathe in the invigorating salt air. Drink in the sight of such beauty. And just chill out. Each with our own thoughts and each wandering about the beach in our own little walks. A time for relaxing. A treat.
I’m not a boater but I do enjoy watching the vessels, sailboats etc., that journey across the waters. The air and the ground are my elements. The water is beautiful, though.
In the distance, the remaining fog resembled earthbound clouds, struggling to get back up high (that is what it seemed to me!)
Very peaceful indeed … tranquil, restful, all that and more …
Here the fog looks like gauzy waves dreamily forming against the mountains .. sigh.
The seagull has some tasty treasure to feast on ..
Feeding over, time to just rest among the seaweed ..
The comforting solid density of the rock … warm to the touch .. interesting in the textures formed by the years of pressure, travel and the sort of thing that happens to rocks over the years.
How beautiful is this ….
I love personal touches such as this … a respite for a little bird, how sweet.
Beach time over with .. we head to our favourite Cafe ..
Time for a decaf mocha Americana .. yum ..
Such a restful and tranquil garden at the back of the cafe ..love the hedge of boxwood around the fountain.
Pretty flowers, eye candy for gardeners ..
With the noise cancelling sounds of the fountain and the lush plantings, it is difficult to remember that there is heavy traffic on the other side of the bushes and plants. Nice!
And there is my little red car .. my trusty little vehicle .. so practical and so fun to take on little holidays and daytrips such as this! 🙂
How sweet is this .. colourful and fun …
And at the front of the cafe are little tables for people to sit at, sip their drinks and ponder the world.
So we had just a most relaxing and fun filled day. Afterwards we went to the one thrift shop that remains in the town. There used to be another one which was quite fun to shop at .. but for some reason, it is shut down. So now there is a mad rush for everyone to go to the one place that exists. Still fun and we do find some treasures.
It is fun to zip away for the day with a friend and just do some exploring .. at the ocean .. at a cafe .. at a thrift shop.
We never know what we will see or discover and we always have such a great time.
Well .. the day is speeding along .. so on with this most beautiful and sunny day.