Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Crescent Beach

The weather guessers had predicted a rainy day so when we found the day to be mix of sun and haze, we decided to drive to Crescent Beach and have a walk and picnic. We love picnics and are quick at slapping together some veggies, crackers and cheese and vino. But first we must get some steps in, after all we are under the thumb of Shelagh's fitbit!

Along the beach front a path takes you from the public parking lot to the centre of the village. The path is shared with bicyclists. Ultimately it ends just beyond the village where those seeking privacy have the opportunity to be away from it all. The views over Georgia Straight are beautiful and on the other side are a row of gorgeous beach homes. Some are just cottages built a long time ago and some are statements to bottomless bank accounts.

It's one of those back and forth walks, not our favourite but the scenery was well worth it. In the village are a collection of restaurants where prices seem a tad inflated, but the fish and chips looked great! When we returned to the parking area we set up our chairs in the shade of a tree and enjoyed our lunch, keeping a close eye on the rather fearless crows intent on stealing a bite. They are not as skilled as the seagulls at Granville Island who will swoop by and take your lunch right from your hand!

Leave your picnic unattended and these guys will take advantage

A cool breeze forced us to the sandy beach area where we decided to go next time for a picnic.

We miss our sailing days

 

9 comments:

  1. Spent lots of time in CB in my youth. A girlfriend's family had a cottage very close to the beach and for some reason they liked me so I got invited often (but only when they were going to be there).

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    1. Ha! Too funny! There's nothing like a girlfriend's daddy who owns a shotgun!

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  2. Looks beautiful there! Love those houses too. Seems like the weather cooperated nicely for you, so glad you enjoyed your picnic and day out.

    I want to get a fitbit just to see how much walking and energy I put into things here at the park.

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    1. Fitbit is a great tool for collecting data during the day. I'm sure that Amazon will have one you like. There are many versions doing many tasks. However you don't need one to get fit! You guys are the epitome of fitness!

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    2. I know we don't really need one but I want one more to see how much activity we actually do get! ;-)

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  3. That is a great area for a walk and picnic. Must be nice to be retired.

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  4. Looks lovely! I love picnics. Crows are nasty smart little buggers

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    1. Thanks! Maybe this week can can have one at the mighty Fraser river...

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