I have spent most of my days with my daughter and grandson, but today I needed a Me day, a day to myself to enjoy the sun and perhaps take myself out for lunch and maybe some ice cream. So I did just that!
I sat at the beach nearby, listening to families play on the beach, and hearing the waves gently crashing on the shore, and I counted myself lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful day that was today.
I am fortunate to be here, so close to the Pacific Ocean, and having a lovely day to myself walking the boardwalk and chatting to people who pass by me, and getting some much needed alone time. I am blessed!
I took myself out to a restaurant that was recommended by many people, The Boathouse, and I enjoyed some fresh fish and chips, a nice tall glass of cold water (I know – I’m boring that way!), and the amazing view from the rooftop patio. If anyone ever comes to White Rock, go here! The fish was delicately battered and flaky and so delicious, and the chips were cooked just right with good seasoning to it. It was all served with ketchup and this lovely homemade dill tartar sauce. I highly recommend it!
After lunch, I continued on down the boardwalk to the longest pier in Canada. I love the views from the pier, and was amazed to see how quickly the tide had come in since I had arrived at the beach. I was delighted to see all the starfish at the end of the pier. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of a passing whale but alas not this time.
It was a fantastic day and I feel refreshed and rejuvenated and ready for another day. This was exactly what I needed!
Getting out, enjoying nature, and getting healthy. My thought for the day is simple – just enjoy being.
Today took me through 3 provinces, starting the day off with a spectacular sunrise. I am a sunset girl myself, mainly because getting up early is not something I really enjoy, but today was different. I knew it was going to be a long travel day so was up bright and early and headed down to the Bay before I took off. Well worth getting up early!
And tonight’s sunset was pretty nice too – maybe not as spectacular as the day started, but still pretty nice!
I started my day with seeing the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh and ended with seeing the monument of Terry Fox, with various sights in between.
One full day is done of my travels, and it was a lovely day for a drive. Some pictures of my day’s journey. I live in such a beautiful country. Canadian nature is mesmerizing.
Beautiful day here to hang out at the park and enjoy the sun.
Seven years ago, I landed in Italy for my very first European trip. It was an amazing trip, with my daughter along, and meeting so many people from the States, and Australia – some are still friends! This was the trip that put the travel bug in me that hasn’t left. I loved Italy – in particular Venice – and I will definitely make it back there again. Some pictures from my trip!
An awesome moonlit night over Lake Erie
Last night, I decided to break one of my rules of isolation, and had my best friend over for a home cooked meal, some wine, enjoyable conversation and even threw in a game of Tri-Bonds! It was just what we both needed – a night of normalcy during these times.
I’m off today and tomorrow, so today I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a nice long walk, sat in the sun for a bit, and then headed over to a lovely bakery close by for a decadent afternoon treat!
What do you do to treat yourself on a beautiful relaxing day off?