Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last post officially of winter 2013/14


Stunningly beautiful day on Monday, however the winds must gave been between 70 to 90km/hour.  It was a fun dog walk, I was a little worried Poocha may become airborne and we would have had a dog kite.  

Daffodils grow like weeds on the island and are pretty much everywhere the eye looks.  These were tucked back in the bush sheltered from the wind.  

Our walk is one of the most popular in Victoria, Dallas Road.  Young and old alike end up wandering down here, it's spectacular .  

The wind was just screaming through here and there must have 15 to 20 kite boarders out in the surf, in fact there were so many that I couldn't fit them in.  Not bad pic though for the iPhone.  
It was amazing watching them dance upon the waves and it is awe inspiring just thinking of the athleticism required for this sport.  

We walked for over an hour and it is almost as if everyone has come out of hibernation and our city is coming alive again.  It does my soul good to see daylight past 7:00pm and definite warmth to the sun.  

The wind was gusting so hard that we kept up top on the sea wall because of the spray up.  

It was the perfect day for a very windy walk and I am starting to believe it's almost motorcycle time.

So Goodbye Old Man Winter don't let the door hit you on the behind on the way out!  

Happy spring equinox and I am ardently wishing for my friends still covered under the white stuff that you get a reprieve sometime soon!


Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Thanks for those well wishes Dar. Lovely shots all and I can absolutely feel the wind just looking at your photos. Spring is here!

Trobairitz said...

Hooray for Spring. Thanks for posting the lovely sea shots and the boarders. Cool to see their sails.

Poocha kite, now that is funny. Poor pooch.

SonjaM said...

Beautiful, Dar! There's nothing better than a stiff ocean breeze to clear the mind.