Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Back from the Beach

Steps away from stepping out onto......

French beach! This beach is outside of Sooke, a small community 40 minutes outside of Victoria. I was visiting my daughter, Stephanie, and her husband, Gord and their puppies, this past weekend, and were determined to hit the beach.

Wild Woman in the wind, and loving it.

Beautiful Stephanie, who is a Beachbody fitness coach.  Steph was born when I was thirty, so we hit our milestone birthdays together. Next summer she will turn 40 when I turn 70. Wow. Not that long ago she was five.....then nine....and fourteen.........then things started to get blurry. LOL. 

It is tricky, catching this exact moment.
After this, we went to China Beach, farther down the road.

 Panoramas of China Beach from above by Stephanie

This little driftwood house at China Beach 
made me think of Wickanninish Beach

So, kids, it was a great trip, and wonderful to go to two beaches, and to visit with Steph and Gord and the dogs (who went insane when I arrived, as it has been a while since Grandma visited.) 

They live in a beautiful area, in the forest outside of Victoria, and a family of deer live in their yard much of the time, because it is a safe place for them. A buck, a mama deer and two babies, plus a yearling from last year are always around. They are so calm when we stand on the deck, they just look back at us when we talk to them, knowing they are in a protected area. They sleep below the kids' bedroom at night. It was wonderful to be surrounded by trees and nature.

I am, of course, wiped out from all the fun, and am moving slowly, trying to get back on my feet. Will catch up with you all as soon as possible.


  1. Oh, Sherry, the beach looks heavenly. We haven't been yet this year and I'm looking forward to it. Glad you got to visit with family (humans and furry ones). Nice to have you back though. : )

  2. Loved seeing your photos, Sherry, and also reading of your adventures. So glad you got to see the 'granddogs' again!

  3. Sherry, your trip sounds positively enchanting. I love how the deer live in your daughter's back yard. What a blessing. The beaches are beautiful. So glad you had a little time out. Now to recover from your vacation. Rest.

  4. Wow. What a gorgeous beach. I am more than a little jealous. Ha. How cool would it be to hang out in that driftwood house as well. Pretty cool you share those special bdays as well.

  5. What a gorgeous place! Glad you had a good trip, Sherry.

  6. Such a beautiful place to visit. I am so glad you were able to get away and enjoy family and fun.

  7. Such a beautiful place to visit. I am so glad you were able to get away and enjoy family and fun.

  8. Important to have time away. Hope you enjoyed your break at the beach !


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