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Port Renfrew Farewell

All photos taken on May 20, 2022.

I know what you’re thinking!. This is the longest goodbye ever!!!! Apologies, this last day down by the water was just to beautiful to ignore.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

11 thoughts on “Port Renfrew Farewell

    1. The Midwestern Goodbye sounds like an Irish Goodbye. Even on phone calls, it can take 10 minutes to complete. It was a nice place to visit. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Have a great week. Allan


  1. Ha ha fair enough, Allan. Elton had it wrong I think, as sometimes “goodbye seems to be the hardest word”. Great photography as always. As someone who knows diddly squat about bird species, I always come away from your posts learning a new word. This time it was “merganser” (unless I’ve forgotten it from a previous post). The photobombing seagull got attitude y’all.

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    1. I equate all long drawn out things to the scene in the first Star Trek movie where Kirk circles the rebuilt Enterprise and circles it and circles it and circ….This was a great venue for a holiday, that is for sure. As to Merganser, I think it is referred to as a Goosander in the U.K. I learned this from one of my other readers – Third Culture Kid. Not sure what these seagulls were up to, but there was a lot of swooping and swirling going on. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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