Monday, August 22, 2011

Jericho Chimes

PEOPLE LOVE TO LAZE on sandy beaches when the rays are warm and the weather is refreshingly breezy. Jericho Beach in Vancouver's West End is a hub for water sports and relaxation. It is easy to see why people gravitate to the tan colored shore by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Beyond the eye-catching pattern of the umbrella, it is also clear that the popular spot overlooking Burrard Inlet and English Bay attracts part-time sailors seeking safe harbor for their vessels.

I did not sail or sit in the sun when I went there recently. But I did listen to the distant laughter of carefree children and the gentle clanging of sailboat paraphernalia hitting multiple mast poles in the sea breeze. The unusual symphony was as melodic as windchimes and continues to play in my mind.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms


  1. I'm so impressed by the soundscape described by you, the parasol with eye-catching pattern and color, and the numerous yachts in the ultramarine sea. My favorite photo is in the middle – picture-perfect!

    Have a very happy week, Penelope.

  2. Great post. I love the shots and also your description of the sounds. There's nothing like children having fun in the summer in a carefree way.

  3. I love the umbrella. As I read your post I can almost hear the sounds you refer to. We seem to be catching up on rain today.

  4. It looks lovely and warm!

  5. Summer, wonderful summer - the sun, the beach umbrellas and the wonderful sounds.

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I too like the sound of boat masts tinkling and chiming. Vancouver looks like a beautiful place.

  7. I loved the soundscape of this post, Penelope. We were at Jericho last evening to enjoy a colourful sunset, delicious food and many of the delightful sounds so vividly described in your writing.


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