than the Sunshine Coast. Seeing that summer if failing to show up in the Lower Mainland this year, we decided to spend the Canada Day long weekend up the coast at our home away from home. This year our friends Jacq, Steve and their son Bailey joined us. The first few days were cool, but at least not wet, but the sun really came out on Sunday (too be our guests had to leave that day).
There's always lots of time spent out on the beach and this time of year the tide goes really low, so we did some beach combing in the sinking sand.
Doug did some pondering out on the rocks.
And Tess caught up on some work in her Lang Bay office.
Once the sun started to shine, Tess and Daddy got the kite up flying (love the wind at the beach).
And Morgan got the feel for his new skimboard.
While I shot some photos of some of the birds that visit us up there ... fabulous hummingbird and eagles.
Another successful get-away and I get to go back in just a few days with the kids.