Saturday, April 12, 2008

On the Beach

Enough nesting. It was time for our first family getaway since returning from Germany three months ago.

Lisa's mom kindly set us up with a weekend at a cabin on Oakland Bay (proceeds of a charity auction).

Miles was ready to hit the beach.

Unusually sunny April weather prevailed.

After a prolonged Northwest winter, our shadows emerged from hiding.

Miles made a careful survey of the tideflats.

A serene inlet awaited our exploration.

Miles helped Daddy to get the kayak ready.

Then he mounted the bridge to command the ship.

We returned to the beach to gather our dinner....

...and barely escaped from the mud.

But our efforts were rewarded with a bucket full of oysters, clams and mussels.

Our friend Stephen arrived just in time to enjoy a twilight paddle and an encounter with an unidentified marine mammal.

Screensaver time!

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