Nothing says summer like a day (or 14) at the beach. So fairly unplanned and impromptu, Victoria packed some water, towels, a giant blanket and a large umbrella to head off for a good day at the coast. The umbrella was a great idea and it gave us much needed shade in order to be able to spend the day at the beach without getting burnt to a crisp.
From our door in Jarnac to feet in the sand in Royan it took us one hour and five minutes. Not that far really, about Cochrane to Okotoks.
We arrived at 11am and for high season, with perfect weather and beach time, we thought it to be very quiet actually. There are people yes, but not packed or even half crowded. Maybe because it's a large beach? Even parking was a breeze.
We relaxed all day, Isabella and myself went for a few nice swims and I took Victoria on a walk all the way to the end, where Royan runs into st. George. Thanks to a falling tide we were able to make it all the way past the cliffs before turning around.
I had no idea that ducks are comfortable in salt water as well, we saw a flock of them swimming in and digging into the sand for food. I have no idea what they were after, does anyone know? Algae?
The only downside to the day was a mediocre lunch, though a great location right at the beach, the restaurant clearly is trying to rake in the dosh inside a short season. So much potential, so little effort. So for next week, we will bring our own.
SETTING UP THE SPOT
RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS CLUB
VERY QUIET FOR AUGUST
A FAMILY PICTURE
THE VIEW FROM HERE
NOT THE BEST FOOD
AT THE ST. GEORGE END OF THE BEACH
THE DUCKS FROM JARNAC FOLLOWED US|?
WHAT ARE THEY EATING?