A wild day

Growing up on the west coast of New Zealand, I thought a bit of wind was no reason to stay indoors. So I convinced Patrick we should go for a walk along the beach at Island View. But it was a little wilder than I’d imagined.

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If you look closely, you’ll see a kite boarder out there.

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Three crows sheltering from the wind.

After a brief stroll, we decided the west coast of the peninsula might be a little less exposed, so we drove over to Butchart Gardens. Just along the road a bit, there’s a trail that leads down to Tod Inlet. It’s one of my favorites because there are often boats anchored down there, and it lets me imagine what it would be like if we had a sail boat and could anchor up in places like this.

But maybe not when it’s this icy!

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To finish the adventure in grand style we stopped at Fantastico for coffee and a strictly paleo (not!) pain au chocolat.

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