Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Chesterman Beach-last part of trip report

OK, now even I am tired of this three days trip that's taken months to report.
  Still, the beach pics are lovely....
We took only pictures, and left only footprints.

Does this NOT look like a dragon?  What do you see?
My mother-in-law sees a heart, complete with veins and arteries!

A hobbit house?

It's more artsy when you frame the object off-centre.  So I did.
Go ahead - click on it!  A Sand Dollar is a work of art.

Looks like he's walking on water.  Sometimes I think he does.

It's a big beach when the tide is out.  It's starting to clear up here, too.

What's this?  Another (Love) Mussel?
Click to see the colours better.  Sublime!

Another artsy shot.  I like to call it "Broken shell on sand".
Or "Sand under broken shell"
Or "Shell that is broken, above sand that is underneath".
Whatever you call it, it's quite clear, isn't it?
Cliquez-la, s'il vous plait!

...and still another artsy shot: "Barnacles on Rock".
or, perhaps: "Barnacle Ghetto on Lithic Structure (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)"
Sorry, couldn't help it.
Click on it anyway.

The waves are lovely,  in they creep,
for they have promises to keep...

and foamy bits to sit and steep,
in artsy photo, very cheap!
(I'm channeling Robert Frost)
Look at all the reflections of the photographer (me) in the bubbles.

Oh!  Finally - a bit of colour.  A jaunty young urchin out for a stroll.
A very slow stroll.  OK stuck there, but waving a bit.
If you haven't clicked before, you could try it now.

But wait, what light from yonder window breaks?
It is the sunset in winter, and there is no window!
"Dave, dave - the sun is out!", I scream.
(But Dave is having a nap in the room, and misses the following spectacular scenes)

"Giant Rock in Winter Sun"

"Foamy Sea in Pinky Glow"
(subtitled: "What are those clouds doing in the background?")
Click, damn you, click like you've never clicked before!

Oh, oh oh, I am AGOG at this! 
"Sun Behind Weird Cloud"

Oh! (Luckily there is no one on the beach to hear the noises I am making)
Oh, oh, oh!
"Goddess of Light behind Cloud-that-looks-like-a-hedgehog-playing-chess-with-a-turtle!"
Clicking on this photo will bring you good luck.

"Sunfish doing Yoga under water against a Rock"

"Two Sunfish Making Foamy Love in a Crevice"
No, wait, is it three?  Who can tell?

"Purple Urchin Craving a Dairy Queen Blizzard"
(I put my heart and soul into these captions, you know.)

"Ululating Undulations"
"Rippley Beach Sand"

and, finally
"Picture taken by Camera Timer to Prove we were here Together!"
Clicking is optional.

The End (of the trip report).


Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Nice pictures!! Oh, I need a beach walk!

Christine said...

Great pictures Kathryn. That last cloud one looks to me as if someone has put a giant rubber duckie in the sea

Deborah said...

I came, I saw, and I clicked like mad. I also read all your captions and am going to incorporate the best of them into my next cross-stitch project.

And I'm jealous that you can fit under your man's armpit, which I can only do when horizontal and cheating, even then. Oops. That came out a bit wrong, but I have no delete button on my computer.

Beautiful scrumptious, fabulous photos. Why is National Geographic not breaking down your door?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics-and not one caption said, "Wish you were here". Hugs, viv who looks forward to BC beach walking soon...if I can find a beach without shops...

Kathryn said...

Wow. Gorgeous scenery. You did a great job with those pics. Too bad your three days couldn't have lasted longer. Of course, being able to review the pics helps, maybe. :)

Annie said...

Fantastic pictures! Your trip report has made me homesick!

Kathryn said...

Thanks y'all for looking.
My camera makes it seem like I take great pictures, but I tok about 5 times this number just to get the shots you saw. Lots were blurry!
Going over the photos was really nice, though. I almost felt like I was there again!

Aunt Krissy said...

Wow, your bossy! I got scared so I clicked like mad! And I'm glad I did. I really liked the pics. Made me wish I had a beach to go to.

Nancy said...

I loved these pictures! Wow, incredible shots! Definitely worth clicking on...

Nancy said...

Hey! What happened to my comment? Ghaaa

I loved, loved, loved your pics! They were so worth clicking, clicking...