Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sand, Salt and Salmon

Hubby and I went to see the sand sculptures in Parksville today. Tomorrow is the last day of the exhibition, and the weather was fine, so we thought we'd  go while we had the chance. Here are some photos for those of you who couldn't make it to the event.  Enjoy!

We were greeted with a smile.
Footprints in the sand trap.
Troll under the bridge.

If only every eagle would pose so nicely!
What's a sand sculpture competition without a sandcastle?

Or two?

Earth bender.  Got my vote!
Scaled creatures certainly seem to enjoy the sun.

After we admired the sculptures we walked the beach until we got to this point.

Seemed like a sign to head home.  We had to start thinking about dinner anyway.

We tried our newly-acquired Maple Smoked Rock Salt tonight.  Hubby rubbed organic canola oil and a scant 1/4 tsp of the salt on each side of wild Pacific sockeye salmon steaks.  He then barbequed the steaks for about 4 minutes a side.  Perfection.  I'm not ashamed to say I licked my plate clean; it was that good!  


  1. Oh, what a nice day! I love the sand sculpture tour through your eyes. And seriously, that salt sounds mighty fine.

    Happy Sunday, Laurie!

  2. Thanks Rosiecat. It was a perfect summer day; the kind we really appreciate here on our rainforested island! Happy Sunday to you too.


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