I don’t usually post mid-week but had some inspiration to do something a little bit different. We are on vacation hanging out in Courtenay, BC which is a pretty laid back small city on Vancouver Island. It is nestled in between the mountains and the sea. Its pace of life is pretty placid, and it encourages vacations of renewal and relaxation, of doing nothing.
So yesterday was about doing nothing. We slept in, we got up, made lattes, sat on the deck and watched the birds in the tidal shallows. Goose Spit is across the bay from us and we hadn’t ever really explored it. We jumped in the car and drove around to the other side of the bay and engaged in a two-hour walk along the sand and in the water. During our walk we met a man from Belgium who had followed a woman to Vancouver Island 30 years ago and never left (the woman did) and a guy who was an orchard farmer in Ontario and sold it 25 years ago to live by the sea (it seems to have gone well for him … pretty fit and healthy guy!).
We then ended up at a local restaurant for fish tacos while trying to figure out where to buy fresh clams for some linguini vongole for dinner. After a couple of stops to pick up various things we ended up at home for a little nap and a drink on the deck before we cooked up dinner then settled in to read for a bit before bed.
You know what? It’s hard to do nothing!! We did a whole lot of stuff trying to do nothing yesterday! I guess what I really found out is that I don’t want to do nothing. What I want to do is hang out with my best friend (my wife) and only do things that I love to do. That would include exploring and discovering, meeting new people, making great food and creating beautiful things.
My form of art is photography. I thought I would share some of the things I’ve come across over the past two days. Most of this art has been hand painted by nature. Some of it has a bit more of a human touch!. Please enjoy and feel free to critique!