Saturday, March 30, 2013

Playing down at Arbutus Cove

Throwing the ball at Arbutus Cove
Months back from Sabbatical, it occured to me it was time to start the blog again,... having returned from one 'island paradise' (england) to another (Vancouver Island).  I do miss walking Kiwi in the park right behind our house at Woodside Lane, but i have to say that the walk down to Arbutus cover is not without its pleasures.

I was going through the photos from august, and came across these ones.  I love this park bench at the top of the cove just down from our house, with the massive Arbutus Tree on the edge.  For those of you who don't know this tree, it is deciduous, and also 'evergreen': that is, it has leaves rather than needles, but its leaves both grow and fall off throughout the year. Its trunk also grows on something of an angle rather than straight. This is a perfect place to sit: you can enjoy an amazing view, while sending Kiwi running on a quest to retrieve the ball.

Kiwi contemplating a swim
If you stand up and walk to the right, you can follow some stairs down the rock face to the cove below. There is more or less beach to walk on, depending on the level of the tide, and it is a great place to hang out. Kiwi comes home soaked, having enjoyed a great swim.  What could be better?!

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