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01 Aug, 2010

Afternoon at Westboro beach

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|- Westboro|Easy ways to make kids happy

It was one of the windiest days on record, and dare I say, almost chilly, but the sand and water beckoned. We spent some enjoyable hours taking it all in and ended off our day with gelato from Truffle Treasures.

Thursday July 29, 2010

lifeguard

Sandy hands

Toes in the sand

windy day

Dinner at Westboro Beach


4 Responses to "Afternoon at Westboro beach"

1 | Bob LeDrew

August 1st, 2010 at 7:48 am

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Love the sand-hand photo. Love it muchly.

2 | Sheila D.

August 2nd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

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I love the photo of Sarah shaking sand out of the shawl against the sun. Beautiful.

3 | Shannon

August 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

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Oh that pizza looks soooo yummy!!
May I ask how you do that effect around the edges of the photos?

4 | andrea

August 3rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Thanks everyone.

Shannon: these are all iPhone photos. The effect is done with an app called Polarize. :)

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