Today is June 5th. Today is our 42nd wedding anniversary. Who would have thought that 2 people who knew nothing about the world are still sharing our lives together after all this time. It called for something special. As much as I like dishes made of EGG, I relented and let Mrs Skoot choose and so it was to an Indian Buffet
and they have excellent butter chicken
I know that it doesn't look like much food on the plate, but after a couple of plates you really shouldn't be looking for more. The included dessert was rice pudding (Indian style), and I went for seconds
There are many Therapeutic benefits by walking barefoot in the sand. One is to cleanse yourself of dead skin and sand acts like an abraisive to clean your skin. There is a freedom associated with casting away your shoes. And also, they are waterproof
We are at Spanish Banks where there is a kilometer or few of white sand beach very close to downtown Vancouver, which you can see on the horizon. That treed area left of the city is Stanley Park. Today we were very lucky to find a parking spot.
today was a literal heat wave of about 16c (61F), and there was a continuous breeze. I can feel summer in the air.
When the tide is out, the beach area can go out as much as a mile. But you always have to keep a watchful eye for the incoming tide. I was caught once on a sand bar completely surrounded by water with nearly no way to drive my car out. Yes, I was young and inexperienced and I had my brand new 1968 Toyota Corolla parked out on the beach, smelt fishing and did not notice that the water had cut off my escape route.
I notice the incoming tide and make my way back to shore.
Sundays you will usually find me traversing the landscape and travelling all over the lower mainland in search of the elusive photo. Lately WE have slowed down a bit and try to find more leisurely activities and in general just enjoy nature and living. We like to call this "Retirement MODE". You know, do what elderly people do; walk more slowly, drive slower, eat less and try to find activities which are as close to being free as possible.
We accomplished that today. We started out on the freeway heading south towards White Rock and half way there we decided to turn around and stick closer to town. We had a relaxing lunch and sat on a log at Spanish Banks people watching. Eventually I decided to walk out onto the beach and found myself nearly a kilometer from the shore before I noticed the incoming tide
(Self portrait, I always wear a hat in the sun)
Because it was a special day we decided to top it off with a dessert
Raspberry Sundae because they didn't have Blueberry