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S’mores & S’unset

All photos taken on May 19, 2022.

What better way to end the perfect day than with S’mores on the back deck and then a walk down to the inlet to watch the sun set. After all, we had brought the roasting sticks from home, we had marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits left and a back deck fire ring.

S’mores and Sunset ©

A perfect day deserves a perfect end,

we’d hiked our butts off right round ev’ry bend.

We saw lots of stuff and took in great views,

we’d made fine memories, more than a few.

We’d hiked on trails where we’d no right to be

and survived it all, despite failing knees.

In this Salty Dog cottage, so sublime.

time spent with family is precious time.

Dessert over, sunset beyond our door,

one more question, please can we do it s’more?

At least this time, I only burnt my marshmallow a little.

We had told B & K how perfect the sandy beach area down near the marina was, so after consuming our S’mores, we all went for a walk to see the sunset.

Along the way, we spotted this blooming shrub in a parking lot.

The sun, so absent yesterday was shining brightly, making up for lost time.

We tried walking along the sandy beach, but the local residents were all out with their unleashed dogs and Benji was having none of it.

So, back near the entrance to the beach, we found the perfect little beach alcove with only one access point and the most spectacular views. We were all happy there and sat down to await the sunset.

Heaven’s rays seemed to be shining down from above as Benji happily frolicked on sand and in water and we let him do his thing.

We were protected by this giant wall of rock

B & Benji in sunset silhouette

Nobody could sneak up on us from this side

K was looking at the photos of Benji she had taken. There truly was NO cell service in Port Renfrew

The beauty was startling at every turn

B & K went back to the cottage to get Benji washed up, but Patty and I stayed for the rest of the show. The sunlit clouds were stunning both in the sky and reflected in the puddles.

The panorama

and the show ends in spectacular fashion

What a perfect day


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.

15 thoughts on “S’mores & S’unset

      1. Not really much of a MM fan either, but if you add chocolate and graham crackers, I am in, a couple of times a year. The beach and sunsets were a god way to end the day. Thanks for reading. Allan


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