Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Trekking on the beach


I just finished my third pair of Trekalong socks. I'm completely hooked on the Trekking ombres. I've even managed to get past the fact that it doesn't seem to repeat, so my socks will never be matched. The OC in me hates this, but the yarn is so nice to wear and knit, I'm letting it go. The next pair is already cast on, but I don't like the pattern, so it'll likely come out and be made into something more cabley. Seem to be in cabled, lace sock mode.


The beach has been amazing lately. Incredibly low tides, beautiful, hot, sunny weather and a ton of wildlife that doen't seem to care that there are humans around. We got nice and close to this bald eagle. He buzzed our heads as he came in for a landing.


We found a live sanddollar! I've never seen one before. We find a few dead ones when the tide is low, but never live ones. This guy was on his back, legs wiggling, so we put him right side up in the water. He looked like bumpy purple velvet on top. Couldn't get a good pic of that.


And that is the Canada/ US border marker in the middle of the bay. The middle of the bay! The tide was out past it. We could've just walked across the bay into the US. We didn't have enough time, but Roz's dog, Kelpie challenged authority as she ran unchecked into another counry and back.

11 comments:

Uli said...

Nice pics...... and great socks. I'm not making so much progress these days........ on anything!!!

Lavender said...

Love the socks! I think the stripes are close enough that it doesn't matter if the two socks aren't the same. Love the pattern too.

Stacey said...

Those are great socks - what pattern did you use? I really like it!

Kerry said...

I never knew sand dollars had legs or that they were purple! Very cool. Was it flat like the ones you can get in the stores?

I think in order to avoid the delay of post office customs you should make friends with someone on the other side of the bay who will accept packages for you and then you can send the dog after them.

angela said...

Beautiful socks! I am absolutely falling in love with Trekking...this is the first time that I've knitted with it and am sooooooo enjoying it.

I must say, too, that I'm impressed with the sand dollar pic. Very cool.

angela (again) said...

Oh, I forgot...Is that the cascading leaves pattern? LOVE that pattern!!!

margene said...

Kelpie! What a great name for a beach dog. The socks are fabulous! The pattern looks great with the Trekking.

Angela said...

Nice pictures. Kelpie, such a rebel, eh?

Julia said...

Veeeeery pretty socks! cascading leaves, right?
Haaaah, and what a gorgeous day on the beach:-)

lorinda said...

love, love, love your trekking socks!

Ina said...

Beauteous socks! The Trekking ombre is amazing.

And amazing pix of your bay trek.