Summer Cool Down, A New Beach and Bard in the Vinyard!

Well, I LOVE the heat, but even I was starting to melt in the endless hot weather and humidity we’ve been experiencing lately. Even my fan wasn’t doing it for me and my poor feet stuck in steel toe shoes … it’s a wonder they didn’t disintegrate!

But Friday saw a cool down and Saturday was cloudy and 22 deg. C with a chance of rain. And rain it did – just as we got settled in at a new beach we wanted to try out.

But that didn’t stop us from staying and relaxing a while. It’s the perfect place to be on a hot summer’s day, or a warm cloudy one – there’s someting for everyone. There’s a beautiful grass area with picnic tables and shady trees where you can pitch your gazebo and have a barbecue or a picnic

Or you can sit on the beach if you prefer

There’s a trail that goes all the way around the area, with benches you can stop at and enjoy the view

And then a walk down to the end of the pier

I passed a few beach houses with their boats moored in front

If you prefer, you can rent Kayaks 

I loved this painted on the door!
Or take sailing lessons
And behind this building was a swimming pool and tennis courts.
There was even a doggy beach that was fenced off so your pooch could run around on the beach and go swimming without disturbing other people.
There was something for everyone here – lots of free parking also. Yes, that’s right, I said free.
And just down the road was the coffee shops, restaurants and the best Gelato ice-cream I’ve ever had – $3 for 1 scoop (although the shopkeeper gave me two) and $6 for two scoops – or is that 4?
It’s about a 10 – 15 minute drive from where we live in Surrey and I can see this becoming our new favourite beach.
That night I went with the Red Hat Society ladies to a Bard in the Vineyard – a Shakespeare play set in a vineyard.

Everyone brought a picnic supper and then bought glasses of wine or Sangria

The stage was very simple and set up in such a way that they didn’t have to change scenes at all
The grape vines were on either side of the stage

With our glasses charged, we all took our seats in this beautiful setting and settled down to watch the show – Love’s Labour Lost
As you can see, they wore modern-day clothings, but still spoke in the old-fashioned English of Shakespeare. The actors were very good and I was in awe how they remembered all their lines and managed to make it look so easy. 
We had a little more rain, but were under shelter, so it didn’t matter. All in all, a good evening was had by all.
Until next time
Cheers
Jane


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