Saturday, August 09, 2008

National Day at East Coast Park

On Saturday afternoon, East Coast Park is not where I usually like to hang out. It is too crowded to do anything really fun, so I tend to avoid the place on the weekend.

I was there today however — not only Saturday, but a public holiday. (And I went without the bike today, since it was such a big crowd of us traveling together.) It turned out to be a really good day, with picture-perfect weather for most of the afternoon. Just about the time we were done playing on the beach, the weather took a turn for the worst, though, and it rained very heavily.

That was a perfect excuse to duck into the little Turkish restaurant that sits along the strip of eateries near the bowling alley. (That's the spot where McDonald's is.) It was good food, and we had a lot of fun trying new dishes there.

East Coast is always popular, and I suppose there's a good reason that is so. The water is good, the sand is fine, and the park itself is so green and beautiful. With all the good food around, it really is a great place to spend a day.

And today being National Day, it was actually less crowded than most Saturday afternoons — so said one of our party who doesn't have my Saturday-at-East-Coast aversion.

That said, it was more than crowded enough for me!

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