Hello from Sunday night, and happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015

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ice cream

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in North America who celebrated today. I had the most marvellous time. Chloe and I took a long drive out to the old ship yards by the river and had lunch with my mother and my son at a new to us restaurant called The Blue Canoe. We couldn’t get any reservations at our usual fish and chips place out here, but it didn’t matter, this little restaurant was lovely.

After lunch we walked out onto the docks with the thought of maybe buying a fresh fish. Just then there was a sea gull commotion, as only sea gulls can manage, and we saw a very large sea lion thrashing a fish on the surface of the water, as a bald eagle looked down from the mast of one of the fishing boats. Just lovely.

Ice cream for desert and a nice walk along the river.

Just about a perfect mother’s day for me. How was your day? Your weekend? Hope you had a lovely time. ๐Ÿ˜€

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13 Comments

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks May 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    What a treat to see a bald eagle! I’ve only ever seen one in the wild in my entire life. I’ve only seen a seal in the wild once too — in Victoria.

  • Reply Eileen May 11, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Hello Veronica, looks like a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day.. The photos are lovely.. Love the eagle and the seal.
    Have a happy day and week ahead!

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow and The Sacred Eclectic May 11, 2015 at 2:00 am

    that does look like a perfect day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Molly May 11, 2015 at 4:29 am

    What a fantastic eagle sighting! And to get such a clear pic of it.
    Now I would’ve called that a Fish Eagle. We have a breeding pair that live on our lake and hear and see them often (though not as close as this!). I researched Fish Eagle v Bald Eagle and they’re very similar!
    Glad you had such a lovely day!
    http://www.londolozi.com/cubsden/whats-the-difference-between-a-fish-eagle-and-a-bald-eagle/

  • Reply Pondside May 11, 2015 at 4:48 am

    All the ingredients were there for a perfect day – three generations, good food and some of the best entertainment at the shore!

  • Reply Jo May 11, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Gorgeous photos – love love love the little cabins. I’m glad you had such a nice day – we did too – family – good food – good times.

  • Reply Lorrie May 11, 2015 at 5:42 am

    What a great Mother’s Day celebration, full of family and live entertainment. Great photos of the bald eagle, the commotion of gulls and that seal! I also love the top you/Chloe? are/is wearing in the first photo.

  • Reply judith@Lavender Cottage May 11, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Hello Veronica
    We had a nice lunch out at Jack Astor’s (not sure if they’re out west) with our youngest daughter and children. I like your day too with a seafood lunch and ambling along the waterfront afterwards to see the docked boats and goings on.
    Thanks for your visit and linking to Mosaic Monday.

  • Reply Shane May 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Such a special day for you all Veronica and some beautiful photos for your album!
    It looks like the perfect spot for a family outing – I love seaside villages with the boats and wildlife!
    I didn’t imagine seeing a Bald Eagle on the coast – don’t ask me why!
    Very Special.

  • Reply Snap May 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    A bald eagle, a seal and family! Looks like a wonderful time from your great pictures! Have a lovely week.

  • Reply Donna@Gardens Eye View May 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    A lovely visit and yummy mussels my favorite!

  • Reply Sylvia D. May 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Veronica, Thanks for sharing. I was lucky to see my Mom and 2 sister on the weekend. Crafting talk and talk and talk. Sylvia D.

  • Reply Mary Howell Cromer May 12, 2015 at 1:00 am

    It looks like a wonderful day was had by all. and I love any fresh seafood~

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