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On the Rocks

All photos taken on May 19, 2022.

As we popped out onto the beach from the Parkinson Creek to Beach trail, we saw why our efforts to hike the trail were more than worth it. The sunny blue skies and the azure seas were in total harmony with the grey rock beach. It was jaw droppingly gorgeous. We could do this for a while.

On the Rocks ©

Down a slippery slope

through forest lush and green,

just when we’d lost all hope.

we saw a view serene.

Muddy hikers, wet socks,

hard effort all worth it,

as we stood on the rocks,

so glad we did not quit.

Our opening view

We can do this for a while

the others emerge from the trail

looking toward Washington state

at this point, all we saw were rocks

but details soon emerged

Canadian Coast Guard ship in the distance

driftwood props

the forest along the coast

walking on the rocks, being careful not to disturb any sea life

wave action

mussel beds

Patty taking it all in

B finds a faint cell signal, K and Benji do not care

Seagull fine dining

Sea grass


watching the waves roll in

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the panorama

One word. AWESOME!!!


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “On the Rocks

    1. Thanks Luisa. Funny you would say that. My Patty who said she would not hike that trail again, changed her mind when she saw the pix from the beach. Sometimes, the effort is rewarded. Happy Wednesday. Allan

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    1. Thanks Angie. It was an unexpected sight for sure. Hard work, even if boring is worth it. Just like I always say about retirement….It is the best promotion I ever worked for. No matter how boring or mundane our jobs might be, there is a point. Happy Wednesday. Allan

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    1. Agreed Lynette. Nature has a way of rewarding effort and this rock shelf at low tide was one of them. Never did see the black bears, but that is OK. Thanks for reading. Have a great Wednesday. Allan

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