Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bunty's Visit Continues

Paul and I try to start each day with a 40-minute walk along Beresford Beach trail and Boardwalk. We asked Bunty if she would like to join us and with camera in hand, we all set out. After walking part of the trail, Bunty decided that she would like to explore more of the beach area so she set off on her own.

Bunty saw this newly built house located on the beach, which has been vacant for about two years. We suggested that she might be very happy living here so close to the ocean and it would be nice to have friends close by. We are not sure if her husband will agree. I think it is sad that no one has yet enjoyed this lovely house.

After we returned home from our walk, I packed a picnic lunch then Bunty and I set out for a day of exploring. We drove along the coastal scenic route, stopping here to enjoy the coastline. It was a windy day so the waves were lapping the shoreline. Awesome.

As I knew the beach near Carey's Chalets in Janeville was quite nice for walking, we decided to stop there for our picnic. We sat near the wall in the lun of the wind eating our sandwiches and totally enjoying the ocean. It was so peaceful and good for the soul. It was nice sharing this moment with a friend.

We took a long stroll on the beach enjoying a chat and listening to the waves. Of course I had to do a little beachcombing and happily tucked away the mermaid tears I found in my little purse. There is nothing I like to do better than sit on a log on the beach and enjoy the moment. Everyone should do this.

If you have been following my blog, you will know that one of my favourite places this year to visit has been Tomi Carey's flower gardens near her chalets. I just love sharing this place, and Tomi is not surprised anymore to find me in her garden.

Along with running the Chalet, Tomi is also an artist and has a little gallery in her office/home. Tomi invited Bunty inside to see her work. Here is Tomi displaying a couple of household chairs that she had hand painted - one with a frog and the other with a sunflower. There is a third one with a large pansy flower.

Here is Bunty, who is now the owner of these original pieces of artwork, that are now proudly displayed in her kitchen in St. Albert. I am considering the purchase of the third chair to put in my craftroom in our house. Once again, it was an interesting visit and I told Tomi that I would return in a week or so with yet another friend, to see her gardens.

In the evening, I drove Bunty to Petit Rocher to the wharf area. It was another beautiful summer evening. We climbed over the rocks of the shoreline then took a walk out on the wharf.

Some of the local fishermen were there casting their lines into the water hoping for a fish. Actually I think there were more fish stories than fish, as all we saw was one tiny fish in a very large bucket.

Bunty and I were very fortunate to enjoy another awesome sunset while in Petit Roche.


  1. Great posting, the photos are lovely. I have chair envy now though.

  2. That was fun. I was looking to see if you'd started to chronicle Giselle's visit yet, so finding a continuation of my own was a nice surprise. It helps keep the memories fresh. Thanks Marilyn. I'll stay tuned for Giselle's visit.