Monday, November 28, 2011

Of Hobie Cats …

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We saw them lined up on the beach – these colourful “Hobie Cats”

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They just seemed like a perfect photo op.  Two days later, we reserved one for an hour’s sail.

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It was so much fun, we did it again a few days later.

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These little catamarans are sturdy, and very easy to sail.  Once you learn the very basics of how to tack

(turning the sail  to catch the wind so you can zig zag back and forth),  it’s all fun and games.

We bought a little underwater camera before leaving on our trip – it’s a Nikon and we really enjoyed using it.

However, you had to watch those pesky waterdrops on the lens.  I learned later to blow them off before taking a photo.

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Hobie back on the beach again.  A perfect way to enjoy  a sail on the warm ocean.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Dominican Holiday

Harv and I just returned from 2 weeks in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  As I mentioned back in August, Harv and I celebrated our 40th anniversary this year and thought a tropical holiday would be a good way to mark this milestone.

We stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe – an all inclusive resort.  This was the first time we’ve done this kind of a vacation and found it to be relaxing and very enjoyable.

Here are a few pictures to tantalize you, who have had to endure the cold, snow and rains of a November on the west coast of Canada.

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The view from our balcony.


The pools at the main part of the resort.

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A warm ocean to swim in and a gorgeous long beach to walk along. The white sand was silky soft.

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The first thing we saw when we woke up in the morning.

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Time to soak up some sun, read and relax. 

Our room was the one with the open door on the second level.

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I’ll share a few more pictures in the next couple of posts. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More November glimpses


A Snapdragon’s last hurrah.


Time for a walk in the crisp afternoon air with my grandbaby.


Inside, a pan of cranberry orange muffins for that cold November morning..


"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year,
bringing us the fruition of months of thought
and care and toil. 
And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time,
do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November."
-   Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden


"I saw the lovely arch
Of rainbow span the sky,
The gold sun burning
As the rain swept by."
Elizabeth Coatsworth, November


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Autumn Sunset.

This time of year always brings such beautiful sunsets.
We get a front row seat when we sit in the hot tub after work.
It's a great way to end a day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A frosty Friday in November

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
-   Elizabeth Lawrence







Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Her first Hallowe'en

Our little pumpkin showed up at our door.

Hope your Hallowe'en brought you as much joy as ours did.