Sunday, July 28, 2013

vancouver part 3: high times at low tide.

as i might have mentioned in a previous post, the university of british columbia (or "ubc," if we're wanting to sound more in the know) is right on the ocean (or "the english bay," if we're wanting to sound more in the know) & has been experiencing low tide like crazy every morning & long into the afternoon. yesterday we packed up our gear & checked it all out. now, do you think we could all agree that low tide is AWESOME?? plus, look how far out the one in english bay goes!:


some obligatory shots of feet, which is actually a thing that ISN'T obligatory, in fact maybe you have something against feet & feet pictures in general, but after looking through these low tide pictures i've realized we have enough pictures of our feet to warrant giving them an entire section in this blog post, so here we go:


seagull tracks!:


the water was so incredibly pleasant! absolutely no cold chill to it & extremely comfortable to walk around & frolick in (i'm adding a "k" to "frolick" BECAUSE I WANTS TO):


the leettlest shell you ever "shell" see:


walking in the shallow water, & dragging our feet along to ensure ultimate splashiness:


you can probably guess, but there is a multitude of frolicking to be had during low tide. this was also the time i discovered the true power of high kicks in a moment of need. you'll see in a moment:

{aaaaaaah this view of the skyline! such a backdrop!}



BOOM! high kick one (& can you kinda see my face in this one? it's hilarious):



BOOM! high kick two (my face in this one might be eeeeveeeennn betterrrrr):


plus this guy was eyeing us:


i told ben he had to walk around with his shirt completely unbuttoned because it seemed very mad men & i was 100% sure don draper had worn a similar outfit to the beach once (until i googled it all & alas, i was incorrect):


if there are any take-away lessons from this blog post, it is that there are two non-negotiable photos to be taken at any location. one of you smiling...


...& one of you being twilight. every other picture is just details. :)


one more of our view:



we were able to walk very far out from the beach. this photo starts to kinda give you an idea of just how far that was (& we continued out farther after snapping this photo! lots of farness.)


the patterns in the sand were one of the best parts of the whole excursczh (that's "excursion" shortened there, if you were all "excurs--WHA...?). we were able to find a few spots untouched by both human footprints & little seagull footprints (which, here's a weird-ish but intriguing article about seagull footprints & human productivity i found when googling "what are seagull footprints called") to snap photos which, sadly, could never fully communicate the actual experience of being there but are still ok:




well, that looks like all we got. high times at low tide! although i should clarify not the druggy kind of high.

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