Friday, 13 January 2012
rock pooling and a haystack
What child doesn't like paddling around in rockpools? Looking for crabs, shrimps and fish. Watching the anenomes waving their arms. Searching for shells. Finding gorgeous starfish with big fat legs in red, green and bluey colours.
My kiddos, stripped back to their swim shorts and bikin bottoms in January on the Pacific NW (I know, it makes me shiver thinking about it), spent hours paddling around in rockpools, carching shrimp and gently (kind of) poking anenomes, on Sunday afternoon. And yes, their feet were blue by the end of it!
With skies the brightest blue and sunshine the whole day (although still very chilly) we headed to one of our favourite beaches - Cannon Beach. This gorgeous coastline is just 1 hr 20 mins drive from our new home. The journey is also a huge part of the enjoyment in heading to the coast as you pass through such beautiful landscapes - farms, orchards and then dense forest, all the way to the coast. And there in the ocean waiting to greet you, sits the magnificent Haystack Rock, along with a long wide stretch of fine pale gold sand.
Oh how I would love live in one of these beach view homes. To wake up each morning with such a beautiful view. Brisk walks on the beach. A dip in the ocean (when it was just a bit warmer of course), and sitting watching the weather roll in from far out in the Pacific. Dream Dream!