Ambleside Park - Located in West Vancouver, is a favorite beach walking area on the north shore with views of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge, sailboats, freighters, and tugboats.
- Picnic areas
- Swimming areas
- Par 3 golf course
- Jogging trails and tracks
- Playing fields
- Skateboard park, basketball & tennis courts
- Sailing facilities
- Concession stand
- Long stretch of beach
- Dog Walk
I get to go play at Kits Beach almost everyday, but it is not often I get to go to Ambleside Beach due to the distance. It takes a good half an hour drive from where we live to West Vancouver, excluding the traffic jam that often happens on Lions Gate Bridge .
Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I saw mum pulled into the parking lot today. I couldn't wait to get out of the car, so I started pawing at the lock and un-locked the car door myself.......
Look at how happy I was to finally be on the beach!!
The waves were extremely big today, making "rock" hunting very difficult. I kept being engulfed by the tsunami...........................
I knew I had to come up with some kind of tactic if I were to succeed in becoming a successful Rock Hunter. So I thought about it,
and came up with a plan - I decided to jump up and over each wave that was about to hit me, like this:
Finally, I got my much deserved ....... ROCK!!
I made mum find the biggest sticks out there to retrieve because, I like them BIG, the BIGGER the better!!
We walked along the main stretch of the beach towards the dog beach where I *thought* I saw my friend, T-man!!!
Of course, as I got closer, I realized he was not T-man. This little fella did not have the form or confidence the T-man I know have *wink*. SIGH.... I was so disappointed..... I thought T-man had finally decided to make the long drive over to see me.....
Anyway, I carried on walking (with a very heavy heart),
and then, I met a few terrorists, including a "mini-me". His name was Freddie, and he brightened my day right up!!
Freddie is a Welsh Terrier, and what I don't understand is, why isn't he called a Miniature Airedale?? I mean, we look exactly the same and differ only in size. If there are Miniature Poodles and Miniature Schnauzers, why not Miniature Airedales?? Of course then, we would have to call Lakeland Terriers - Toy Airedales!!
Here are the other terrorists!!
Few other memorable shots from today:
Vancouver's landmark, Lions Gate Bridge behind me
We were at Ambleside for a good "3" hours, BUUUUUUT................. I was still not ready to go yet! So my EVIL mum went and started the ignition of SunshadeMOBILE to make me panic. HOW EVIL!!