Lucy loves the outdoors, and we went for several walks and one longer hike while I was there. Child backpacks have definitely improved since I used one with Karsten when he was a baby. Here's Lucy playing Peekaboo with me while Karsten adjusted the straps on this Cadillac Carrier.
For the hike we drove out towards Sooke and took the coastal path to Beechey Head. I loved these old pilings in the water. I have no idea what they were for, or if they are still used.
We saw lots of bull kelp floating in the water.
There were flowers along the trail. Some were growing on the rocks.
Others were hidden in the grass.
My favourite sighting of the day was this lizard. We actually saw several, but this was the only one that would sit still long enough to take a picture of. It was like trying to get a picture of Lucy!
We're almost to Beechey Head, but Lucy needed to stop for a snack.
We made it! You can see the Olympic Peninsula in the distance.
All that hiking tired her out!
Now I'm back home, but only for a day. Tomorrow I drive down to Spokane, then on Saturday I pick up our English friends John and Gill, and we are heading to my cousin Kath's house for a "Welsh reunion." After that John and Gill are coming up to our cottage for a week, and we will be exploring the area with them. Even though we'll be busy, I'm sure I'll still have time to miss this little munchkin.