It was 5 pm – Warren and I left the pork roast in the oven at a low temperature and we headed over to Koopman’s Auction barn for a peek at the items up for auction. Although there was nothing appealing this time to bring us back for the sale at 6:30 it was not a wasted trip. We were just 5 minutes down the road and it was nice to be together, out on a little excursion.
The late afternoon sun was shining through my car window and the world looked perfect. We decided to stay in the car a few minutes longer and drive around the block. (so to speak). We passed our house, continued on County Road 12 and into Sandbanks Provincial Park for a little look around. The county road winding through the park was very quiet especially considering it was a Friday night. All the parking lots were empty and the park store closed. No one seemed to be hiking or using the trails. Deeper into the camping area we did come across a score of hardy visitors with their tents set up and fires already burning.. They had the choicest of spots – right on the water’s edge. The down side of these beautiful beach sites is that you are ankle-deep in sand all weekend.
We drove on farther to the end of the park and looked back on Outlet Beach. It was still and empty.
The sun at that point was just starting to set. It was stunning, like a tropical paradise but without the scorching heat.
Three minutes later, we were already back in our own driveway. What a beautiful drive around the block.