Low & High Tides
It’s not that I want to write lots of “this is what happened on that day” kind of entries, they just happen. Summer is filled with activities and in between there a job where I just sit and stare blankly at people’s Instagram stories without updating my own. My job’s pretty quiet right now, which is nice and suits the season. Being in Vancouver during summer time is pretty much ideal if you can’t be off on holidays but still want to do summery things in the evenings and on the weekends.
Two weekends ago, on a Sunday, me and Andrew went to White Rock. We went there once last year as well, and just like then the weather was amazing. White Rock is only less than an hour away, yet it feels like you’ve been transported to some far away tropical place. If you get there early enough, the tide is low and everyone is out with their parasols and sun tents. The dogs are running around, swimming. Even the small tiny dachshunds due to the low tide gets to have fun. As you park up and walk across the train tracks and the beach appears, you get a really childish “is this real life” kind of feeling. You smile, cause you can’t help not to. The water’s warm, like really warm. Last year I swam, this year I just rolled up my pants and walked as far out as I could.
Apart from the beach, White Rock’s Marine Drive, the street located past the train tracks along the beach, is filled with restaurants and shops that just screams summer. We stopped at the same place as last year, a fish and chips place called Fishboat. None of us had fish though, but their chips are really good and I love the colors surrounding the restaurant.
Almost right next doors to Fishboat is an ice cream shop called Sandcastle Sea Shoppe; again, a place we went to last year that have over 60 flavors of ice cream! I settled for a red cherry scoop and Andrew had his usual strawberry. As we walked towards the parking lot, the tide was back up. Instead of people playing on the sand, they were now in kayaks or on paddle boards. Some were brave enough to just swim with the crabs and jelly fishes. If I had my bathing suit I would’ve been one of them, but I was so satisfied with the day as it was that I didn’t mind.