Monday, September 14, 2009

last day of pool

The official last day of outdoor swimming for us was yesterday - Kitsilano pool is now closed for the season... so now it does feel like summer is officially over... sigh. We managed to get to the pool quite a few times over the season, and I am glad to say we have actually improved at swimming!! I managed to swim the whole length this time non-stop (137 metres/150 yards)... which is big news, if you saw me at the beginning of this season flailing about, gasping for air. Until next year for the big 'ol pool.

ps. swing by Akane Designs's blog to check out the feature on Cabin + Cub, and enter the giveaway we are having over there too! Thanks Christina!

21 comments:

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Wow! What an awesome pool! Those mountains are gorgeous :D

Gallery32 said...

That pool is HUGE! I understand your accomplishment. I learned to swim when I was 30 and am still not very good at it:) Bring on the Autumn!

Alicia Istanbul said...

Is that really the view from your poolside? Wow, BC is so beautiful.

anna said...

Such a lovely view at the pool! I really need to make a BC trip someday :)

Lori said...

I second others - that is a wonderful view and the pool ain't too bad either! I'm ready for fall though. We need cooler weather down here in Atlanta.

rachel is a dreamer said...

wow that is a lovely pool. i love the mountain view, crystal blue water, and slide. what fun! glad you got to enjoy one last day before the next summer time. :)

Audrey said...

I'm surprised your pool closes so early! We close them up here at the beginning of Sept usually. Thought because it was warmer there your pools would be open much longer.
It is sad that summer is over - we are finally having warm weather.

Maverick Malone said...

Awww, bummer. Fall is really here! Nice photos...I'd never want to leave that poolside!

esque said...

i have to confess, I didn't visit a local pool one time! I feel bad, but lots of stuff was going on! Love that view though!

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Christie Cottage said...

LOL All the posts here would be great in apromotional flyer for the pool! And Ditto from me!



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Zoe said...

I have never been to that pool... I have herd its nice though. I guess I will have to go next year!

Stacey said...

I feel sad and I don't even swim there. I love these photos, so cute where you keep your shoes while swimming.

ChallenCharms said...

Wow, I wish I had a pool like that near me. What a wonderful backdrop. It's warming up here in Australia now and I can't wait to get back into the pool. I'm running at the moment but when it gets hot, I swim instead and try to get better at it :).

our little love nest said...

So missing that pool and the beach beside it! :( It is kind of sad at the end of summer when the pool closes but kind of cozy and happy to me when the gorgeous leaves turn colour and look like colourful buntings draping the trees. Off to see your feature. xoxo

velvetwoods said...

I love being in the water..soon I'm going to be a beach bum !
Cool pics.

thecraftbegins said...

That is a great pool. And I love the little shoe cubbies. What a great shape!

Robert W. Leonard said...

It is interesting how pools so often mark the end of Summer. It really goes to show how much people love swimming. I know I was disappointed when I knew I wouldn't be going again this year!

Rachel said...

I'm jealous that you got to have so much pool time this summer. I rarely ever swim. It's partly because I've forgotten how to, but it's also because I'm paranoid my contacts are going to fall out...

Sandrine said...

Wow that looks like a GIANT pool!!No wonder it is hard to swim its lap!

Rheea said...

The pool looks really huge! I didn't know the pools will be closed once summer is over? It's hot here in Singapore throughout the year so the pools open everyday! Beautiful photos by the way.

Rheea

blondiesvintage said...

Oh my gosh, that's a big pool! Great photo too!