Sunday At The Beach With Joel
Backtracking a little today, because I’ve got pictures from Sunday and we did stuff. Hope to pick back up tomorrow with more current stuff (because I know in Internet Time last Sunday was like 1850 or something), and I know Cecile blogged about this also, so it may be a little repetitive for some of you, sorry.
Joel wasn’t feeling great Sunday; we don’t think it’s really anything but his stomach’s bothering him a little and a sore throat, which we suspect is allergies as we’ve all been sneezing and drippy a bit down here. Regardless, we insisted on getting out of the apartment on another beautiful day. Joel was quite grumpusy at first, showing his pre-teen oats, which worked especially well with the fedora. But eventually we got down to the beach (about a ten minute walk away), saw the Chilean navy at worked, and sat on the seawall for a little just enjoying.
But We’re Jewish, So There Must Be Food
We then went in search of something to eat. There’s a little snacky-shop type place on one end of the beach, so we decided to order up some microwaved goodies and enjoy the view. We ended up with empanadas, cheese for Joel & I and a pilo for Cecile, which contains some type of meat and traditionally also has a whole olive (with pit) and a piece of egg in it. Customs can be so weird.
The place had lots of red on the top windows/awnings, so the pictures look a little strange, though I color-corrected as much as I could. Joel has noticed that the soda bottles can have weird shapes, but this one was the weirdest so far.
And of course, there must be a dog. This one, after doing quite a bit of barking, moved on to the begging. We were not its first stop, but it did spend some time next to Joel. Maybe it’s learned that the little ones are often good sources of food. When we went to leave, it had plopped down right in our path, between a table with people at it and the wall, so we had to step over it. Oh, and we did give it some of our crumbs, not that it looks like it needed them.
And then we came home and eventually ate dinner. Exciting stuff, huh? After dinner I decided to take the good camera out and play around a little. I’ve been trying to get a good sunset picture, as the light on the hill is quite nice. While this looks like we have a beautiful view, it’s actually very cropped down so you don’t see the two ugly buildings on either side or the one at the bottom. This one seems to capture it pretty well.
And there was also a nice half moon, so I decided to really test things out, and again after much cropping and several tries (really wish I could have brought a tripod, and will have to get a cheap one down here if I get a chance to do night photography when we go north to the desert), got a decent shot. And I think that’ll do it for today.