On January 5th we woke up to a beautiful sunny day, so as we needed gas, we both drove our cars to Point Roberts (across the border in Washington state). I took Tegan with us so she could go swimming at the beach after we'd filled up. I know - swimming in the ocean in early January? For those who don't know, Tegan is our one-year-old English Labrador who doesn't care what the temperature is or whether the water is clear, salty, brackish or even thick with mud like the river. The sea surface temperature was roughly the same as the air temperature: 6 celsius or about 40 fahrenheit.
After filling up our gas tanks and getting a dog biscuit from the station attendant for Tegan, we headed for the beach at Lighthouse Park. This is one of our regular haunts at any time of year. After I took a few shots of Lorne throwing a stick into the ocean for Tegan to fetch, I decided to take a walk along the gravel path lining the beach to see what I could see. As my ankle was still rather weak, I took it very slowly. I think I caught some pretty good shots, as you'll see in the shortslide show I made for you.
But before you click to watch the slideshow, remember to thank the beautiful Denise and the brilliant Roger for the bounteous amount of time they've spent both creating and running ABC Wednesday. If you're new to the site, a BIG welcome to you but please take a moment to read the Rules and Guidelines on the main page. Thanks so much and now on with the show! Oh, I almost forgot - turn up your sound and click to watch it in full screen. It looks and sounds much better that way. GO!