Sunday, August 15, 2010

Smooth Sailing . . .

It's supposed to get to 34 degrees in Nanaimo today (about 93, Farenheit), a bit too warm for me, really. Luckily, it's always a few degrees cooler by the water, and as you can see from these photos I took the other day, there have been some decent breezes -- enough to fill the rather odd sail on this somewhat unusual (welded aluminium?) sailboat.

And as if we weren't already lucky enough -- sunshine mitigated by the breeze off the water -- today's high tide happens at 11:30, so we'll have some prime swimming right when we need to cool down.

So I'll be out on the deck, reading the weekend papers, soaking up the morning sunshine, and waiting for the water to come in over that beach you see pictured below. (If it makes you feel any better about my stint here in Paradise, I have to head back to campus tomorrow and get my course outlines to the print shop. . . . )

May you have a sumptuous, indulgent Sunday (or at least an indulgent moment or two) wherever you are, whatever the weather!


  1. It looks just lovely! I can't believe it's so much warmer there than here at least a thousand miles to the south. Have a great Sunday!

  2. It's a scorcher!
    No breeze here today and the garden is parched.
    Your vista is very lovely.

  3. Wow, that's a warm one. At least in you've got the water at your doorstep to cool off! Our weather is just starting to warm up, so I'll be complaining about the heat soon ... Actually, it's been a cold-ish winter for us, so I'm actually looking forward to the idea of summer - barbecues, rose, chilled soups, salads, seafood, not to mention fewer layers of clothes!

  4. I don't know where the 'in' came from ...

  5. Pseu: I can't believe it either, but we'll enjoy it while it lasts.
    Hostess: My garden is as well. I'm pretty stingy with the watering, but some of the plants definitely need some help out there!
    Tiffany: Summer is so much easier for dressing and eating and playing . . . I'm not quite ready to think about fall rains, wet clothes, muddy roads, but they're just around the corner. More reason to get outside now!


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