Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Wanderings!

We had a beautiful weekend and perfect weather for walking. It is the perfect time of year for walks along the cliffs, the sun is shining and the cool ocean breezes are so refreshing.

This area is especially nice since you can walk along a trail or explore around the rocks and the tidal pools. A container ship was heading for the open waters.

The gulls were gliding with the winds.

Another path follows the cliffs and veers off into the woods. Fall is grape season and even though I can't eat them, the smell was heavenly.

Beautiful flowers line the path on both sides.

And some strange plants, as well. 

It was still early when we got home, so what better way to end the day, then apple picking. We went home first and grabbed Danielle, she picked a smaller bag for her brother and his wife and I got a bag that I am wondering, how I will eat them all, lol.

Yesterday was another great day for a ride and a walk. We walked along the salt marshes but the bugs were so bad, we walked really fast and I didn't take photos. On the way home I saw a sign that we go by, every time we are there. It says, The Fantastic Umbrella Factory. I thought it was a shop and decided we should go check it out. 

Well, it was much more than a shop. It was a group of buildings that are interconnected by paths and trellised arches. It was well worth the visit and we got some more walking in. Most of the items were made by local artisans, but not my cup of tea. 

This was a fun part of the walk, a bamboo forest. I am not sure if it had an out, we couldn't find it, so came back the way we started.

It also had a garden center, ducks and other fowl walking around and even some goats and ostriches.
It is amazing what you find in your own backyard, so it is well worth exploring places in your own neighborhood. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. 

Lots of Wonderful sights to see on the walk around the grounds, but I never did see any umbrellas;)


acorn hollow said...

Sounds like a lovely walk. That is one tall bamboo.

The Evening Stitcher said...

Beautiful pictures, Deb! I envy you living with such beautiful surrounding! You're a lucky gal!

Jacque. said...

LOVE the photos...thank you for sharing your explorations!

Chris said...

Looks like a lovely weekend. Beautiful autumn!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love it when the weather cooperates and you can enjoy a weekend. Thanks for taking us along.

cucki said...

Looks like a lovely weekend
Hugs x

moosecraft said...

It really was a perfect weekend! That first picture you have here almost looks like an oil painting... the colors are so vibrant and clear. Apples! My favorite! I picked a couple dozen this weekend too! :-)

Anna said...

Now this is my kind of walking...walking the strip is not near as relaxing, lol

Firecracker Kid said...

You have your very own treasure island there m'lady! All kinds of adventure to be had. Beautiful! Is that milkweed? We've got some bamboo in our backyard, but it is nowhere as thick and big as yours. It sure grows fast and thick and our cats love playing in it. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us :) I enjoyed it!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing for weekend photos - lovely weather for walking!