I had a lovely even' on the beach. But first, letting you know I am selling a few dozen recent DVD sets on ebay to raise some funds for Sakura-con (they mostly Region 2 so you would need to have a multiregion player or use software on your computer - but some like True Blood are region 1). Yeah, Sakura-con is in two weeks…what a slacker, eh? I am adding four to five more sets a day for the next couple days so I can send them out before Easter weekend. I get region 2 for variety but also better resolution, as it is PAL which on a 1080p HD comes through with clarity, unlike US region 1, which counts for the three DVD frozen planet documentary series with David Attenborough, super!
Selling them at 25-50% less, there is a broad choice: Whitechapel is a surprise success with detective and murder historian joining forces to understand murderers who are replicating historical murders (Kray, Ripper and more) today in order to catch them. Fades is a sort of Horror Goonies from the creator of Dr. Who, and freaky but interesting. Some rare films as well as Sherlock second series (‘Scandal in Belgravia’ is probably the best Sherlock on screen I have seen, with her as a female dominatrix to Royalty and Sherlock with Watson as the modern misunderstood not-quite gay couple), Garrow's Law 3, Misfits, Sons of Anarchy Season 1 (when it shadowed Hamlet the closest), Silent Army and more. Check them all out here (along with daily updates, priced low for buy now so they can be sent with speed).
Friday evening Linda kindly took me out to the ocean. It was one of those sunny days I had been missing and as you can see, the colors were vivid, the water and weather calm.
I love the coves of BC, full of the logs broken free from 180 odd years of lumber booms before being permanent homes on the shore.
Down on the beach, looking out at the spit, and behind it one of the now unmanned lighthouses. I don’t get to get on the beach often (like, not for several years) so I took a FEW pictures. I’ll do a proper description Wednesday, but wanted to let those not able to visit the sea to enjoy what I did (And what kept me asleep for 12 hours with exhaustion afterward).
I love the colours of the pebbles on the beach, the reds and greens that seem to fade when taken off the shore, as well as the deep, dark black stones which have an eye catching luster.
I love how as the wave is about to break it creates a magnifying glass of the stones, sea life, kelp, and sea floor behind and below. In California where the waves are larger, what often when through my mind was ‘oh cool…..WHAM’ as I entered the ‘tumble dry’ of Laguna, Venice or other beaches.
Along with logs, odd branches and plants end up washed up on the beach, like this one. The west coast beaches are a repository of everything from glass floats from Japanese fishing nets to sneakers from containers that fell off frieghters.
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