Friday, December 19, 2014

donation to SHAID

Yesterday, I stopped by S.H.A.I.D. to give the final donation from the 2014 Paws For Charity Project. $775 was donated, bringing the total donated this year to $1,655.

Sara with Harold Rowsell, SHAID Manager
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all the participants from this year's project, as well as to all the people who purchased the coffee table books, notebooks, and 2015 planners. Thanks for helping to make this year's project another great success!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Broad Cove

Our "12 Beaches of Christmas" beach #6 was Broad Cove. This is a small beach, but we like stopping here. It used to be a nice place to stop for lunch in the summer months, but unfortunately the little restaurant wasn't open this year. I just love imagining myself summering in one of the cottages shown in the background of our family photo. Bear Trap Road runs behind those buildings, and I have been told that it's a beautiful walk along the shore...but remember to do it at low tide or you'll be stranded somewhere!
Family Photo: Broad Cove

Welcome to Broad Cove....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cherry Hill Beach

Our "12 Beaches of Christmas" - Beach #5 is Cherry Hill Beach. (this one is for you Judy! if I remember correctly, this is your favourite beach)  I love the family photo we captured here. I set the timer and had to run up a hill of rocks. We tried a few times, but I never made it all the way to John. I darkened everything a bit to make it more dramatic...I really like the effect.

Family Photo: Cherry Hill Beach
We have yet to make it to this beach at low tide. I'm sorry to say that this wouldn't make my top 10 beaches for walking on. However, at the end of our walk I sat and listened to the waves with the sun low in the sky. A glass of wine would have made the moment perfect!

I clearly have to improve my video skills...

And now for some photos...
proof that we aren't always alone at the beach
I found a heart shaped rock and couldn't resist setting it up with my family in the background

Monday, December 15, 2014

Beach Meadows Beach

When visiting our "12 Beaches of Christmas", of course we have to include some of our favourite beaches. Beach Meadows Beach is near the top of my list. (please don't ask me to put my favourites in order...I could never do that!). All of our family photos are taken by me setting the timer and running to get into the photo. This often gets our standard Schnauzer Charlie excited, as you can see in this photo. I don't think I've ever seen him jump so high before. I didn't know it was happening at the time...only when I took a look at the photos when we got home.
Family Photo - Beach Meadows Beach
The beach is very long and nice and sandy. I've never seen it with so much seaweed, but we had big rain storms last week which probably stirred things up a bit. At one end of the beach is a big rock...we like going up on the rock (you'll see photos below). I'm the queen of the world when I'm up there watching and listening to the waves crash.

My little videos aren't very exciting, but hopefully they help make you feel like you're on the beach with us. Join us on our walk...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

North East Point Beach

North East Point Beach on Cape Sable Island is our beach #3 of our "12 Beaches of Christmas". At this point, it's doubtful we'll make our goal (it's a busy time of year!) but the idea is to keep it fun and relaxed. Who knows, it might turn into the "12 Beaches of Winter".

There is a causeway that joins Barrington Passage to Cape Sable Island. According to the sign at the beach, the causeway was built in 1949. To reach the beach, turn left as soon as you cross the causeway.

I couldn't decide which family photo to post, so I'll show both of them:
Family Photo #1: North East Point Beach, Cape Sable Island

Family Photo #2: North East Point Beach, Cape Sable Island
Now, you can join us on our walk...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Hawk, Cape Sable Island

One of our favourite beaches is The Hawk on Cape Sable Island. It's a fair drive for us, but we've managed to get down there several times this year. Our "12 Beaches of Christmas" wouldn't be complete without a visit there, and we had the beach to ourselves last Friday. It was a beautiful walk in mid afternoon.
Family Photo from The Hawk: Charlie, Riley, John, Sara