Happy Monday and hallelujah, I have found some internet! This post was supposed to go out earlier but #campingissues. Wifi is a struggle where we are staying so I plan to hit the library more often to catch up. With much of the country struggling under a brutal heatwave, I’m not about to complain about the cool temperatures here. My weather app keeps me pretty aware of what to expect but things change fast here so you have to be prepared and carry reinforcements.
Since I under packed for cool weather, I am sick to death of the few options I have to wear. I’ve combined them multiple ways but yesterday’s was the weirdest.
We were heading down to watch the Dragon Boat races in Nanaimo and I knew it would be colder there than where we are camped, at the beach.
I wore jeans, a linen shirt, sandals, silk scarf and topped it with a down vest.
We wandered the dock and yes, had another lunch of fish & chips. I’m not counting how many times I’ve had this, I am on vacation mode;)
I never tire of watching seaplanes take off and land. This harbor has quite a few of them because they are a quick and fun way to get to the mainland.
Once the sun came out I shed the vest and added a straw hat. I came away without a straw handbag and am doing just fine carrying the same purse I carried this spring. It’s gray color coordinates with most everything…including the sky:)
This Dungeness crab statue was carved by chainsaw and sits in Maffeo Sutton park close to where the races were held. The park was full of tourists and locals, all partying, snacking and cheering on the rowers. I’d never seen a dragon boat race so it was fun.
Sunsets are epic here and not to be missed so we poured a glass of wine and wandered to the shore to watch the light show. The vest was just enough to take the chill off as the sun went down and the breeze off the water picked up.
Linen, silk, and down is an unusual combination but it worked perfectly for yesterdays weather. The forecast is for sun and warmer temperatures which I do have the clothes for!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!