An almost spring day.

February 16, 2013

It’s usually a good bet that if it’s raining in the mountains, (the ones I live right under), it will be much brighter and sunnier in the Delta.

The Lower Mainland is a magical place. At one of the southern most parts, the south arm of the majestic Fraser River spills into the Pacific and you can walk along the river for miles and miles.

If you do take the walk you will eventually end up in the lovely little village of Steveston. The Steveston docks are abuzz with people all wanting to buy the fresh catch of the day at the dockside fisherman’s market.

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That’s where I spied young Sophie, the fisherman’s daughter, on the lookout for something interesting.

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I saw something interesting…a bald eagle on one of the mast of one of the fishing boats.

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Lots of people saw him too.

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But Sophie was more into things at dock level.

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I walked down on the docks to buy some fresh fish.

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Sophie settled down for an afternoon of people watching.

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Well now, why didn’t I think of killer heels for the dock? Hmm, not as forward thinking as this girl.

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Found what I was looking for and bought some lovely salmon.

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One last look and time to walk the two miles back to the car before the rain sets in again. This was a great day. 🙂

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Easy Sunday with a bit of random thrown in for good measure.
Le petit madeleines and friends for tea

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8 Comments

  • Reply nicole February 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    What a lovely place to spend the day! So much to see and the sea air! Just lovely!

    • Reply Veronica February 17, 2013 at 8:04 am

      It’s so true Nicole. Do you live close to the sea? You know, I remember the time I was having a holiday in the interior of BC, away from the ocean, and then drove the 200 Km across the plateau, thru Tweedsmuir Park and into Bella Coola and suddenly there was the sea and this feeling of home and relief came over me.

  • Reply Sabra Bowers February 17, 2013 at 6:24 am

    You have a blessed life, Veronica. I knew you blog would give me a lift this morning…it did. The beautiful photography…seeing a bald eagle on the sea…a delightful surprise. Let us know how you cooked your salmon.

    • Reply Veronica February 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Oh Sabra, I’m so glad you find something lovely here. I write this blog so I can share my life with you. 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn February 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I love your excursions – it is one of my goals to do more of these, inspired by you and your sense of curiosity and appreciation

    • Reply Veronica February 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      🙂 Catherine thank you. I’m so looking forward to hearing about your new found places and treasures. R was telling me today how amazing it is to live in a place where if you don’t like the weather you just need to drive 30 minutes to find the weather you do like! So true. 🙂

  • Reply Raina February 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Okay, those killer heels and white pants just did me in. I would be unable to actually walk on that dock with something like that on my feet and if I wore white pants I would probably look 5 lbs heavier. My folks live on Vancouver Island; just talked to my dad and he said it’s beautiful there. I love going to Vancouver down to Granville Island and browsing through that awesome market and then going to look at the houseboats. Reminds me I need to get over to Vancouver one of these days.

    • Reply Veronica February 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Oh Raina, that’s so true. I hear that the minute one puts on white jeans one gains a minimum of 5 pounds. It’s the law! LOL
      It would be absolutely wonderful if you came to Vancouver. Please save a coffe date for me. I’d love to meet you and give you a big hug. 🙂

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