Cabin fevered

Last weekend, we were holed up in a Yoho cabin. Not as fugitives – it was too late for that. The long reach of bacteria had caught up with us and we were suffering from students being overly generous with germs. This is a brief post, scribbled as I quietly recuperate…(He’s fine, it was nothing more than a cold – Mrs. PC)


Not being one to complain, I stoically sniffled and snuffled all through the weekend, bravely depleting the cabin stock of tissues. As I dealt, quite heroically, with my mysterious malady (it was a cold – Mrs. PC), Mrs. PlaidCamper quietly put me to shame by dealing with her far worse cold, um, quietly.

A lovely back yard

Instead of getting out and about, we had to settle (quite happily) for gazing out of the windows into the woods, or at the falling snow, or at the misty mountains. Those of us that could see the mountains through watery eyes…(He had a cold – Mrs. PC)

Honestly, if you’ve read this far, thank you! If you’ve checked out already, I understand. I’m not one to complain.

dscf4373Eventually, using my iron will and enormous amounts of determination, I agreed with Mrs PlaidCamper that a gentle stroll around the town might – just – be manageable. (It was – just – a cold – Mrs PC)

We tottered through the tiny town, enjoying a break in the weather, the views, the clean air, and gingerly negotiating icy sidewalks. It looked like I was clinging to Mrs. PlaidCamper for support, but I was simply offering an arm. (??! – Mrs. PC)

A grainy photo. Sorry.

With temperatures hereabouts bouncing up and down, it is hard to say if spring is really just around the corner, or if winter is going to cling on a little longer. Having courageously survived this medical mystery, this illness as yet unknown to science (a cold – Mrs. PC), I am hoping for a few more weeks of snowy fun, perhaps another month or two, before conceding that spring is here. You can be sure, either way, that I won’t be complaining about it.

The house over the way belongs to Parks Canada. It’s a beauty – perhaps they’ll sell it to me, or employ me?

Anyway, a short post this week (I don’t want to go on about it, but I haven’t been well), thanks for reading, I hope you are well, and have a wonderful weekend!

All photographs this week were taken from the cabin or on our short walk around Field, BC. How I managed to carry the camera, lift it, get it in (almost) focus, and battle my ailments…(Only a cold, nothing more – Mrs. PC)

It isn’t my fevered imagination – there is a ghostly something in the trees…

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17 thoughts on “Cabin fevered”

  1. Oh my, I felt like I walked through my country! My heart is still there in Canada, I believe. 🙂 Thank you for the walk, so funny I kid you not, I first wrote ‘cold’ in place of the word, walk. I hope that you feel better and venture back and walk without support by Mrs. PC. Have a terrific weekend and thank you for allowing us to hear about your adventures, though encumbered by a darn cold!


    1. Thank you, Margaret! We do feel much better now, although Mrs. PC might have something of an earache – apparently I was complaining about feeling unwell. I don’t remember that…
      Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Such a fun post! I laughed and laughed and laughed through the whole thing, pc. Good thing you have Mrs. pc to bring some perspective to your fevered existence. The cabin and woods look so lovely. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face, my friend~~


    1. As you know, it’s Mrs. PC who has all the sense and smarts – and a seemingly infinite reservoir of patience when I’m a pitiful patient (or think I should be a patient!) I’m very fortunate…
      Thanks, Jet, I always appreciate your visits and kind words. I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  3. Loved the input by Mrs. PC and hope you are both feeling better! Last weekend our local paper had an article on Yoho in the travel section and thanks to your adventures I was familiar with the place and they should have used a few of your photographs from your posts. Enjoyed the post, photos and a good laugh!


    1. We are both feeling much better, thank you! Mrs.PC has handed back the keyboard, so it’s her medical opinion I’m well enough to blog unsupervised once more.
      Very happy to read that Yoho is receiving travel love out there (although most people wouldn’t like it, it’s an awful place, don’t go there, really!) and if only the travel editor of your local paper read this blog, haha.
      Glad you enjoyed this one, and I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  4. I remember that Parks Canada house! I absolutely love Yoho! This one had me laughing, mostly because of Mrs. PC’s comments. The cabin is so nice, would enjoy a stay there. How about taking Mrs. PC out to dinner as a reward for enduring both of your colds? Only, do it when you are both recovered and don’t spread those germs.You might want to dine further down the road, I found it very expensive in Field.


    1. There are some lovely older houses in Field, and the two that Parks Canada own are really special.
      We’ve eaten once or twice at The Truffle Pig in Field, a small bar/restaurant and enjoyed it. Can get pricey, depending on your order…
      We did have lunch at The Crazyweed, Canmore, on our way home (Junior PC started as a chef there a few weeks ago), so I almost bought Mrs. PC dinner!
      Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Great post, PC. I’m still chuckling at the way our wives can medicate our maladies (correctly, I might add) and set us straight, even though secretly we might believe we’re truly suffering! I’ll bet that awesome winter retreat helped to doctor you a bit, as well. Let’s hope that winter hangs in there, too, at least for a little while.


    1. I never challenge Mrs. PC on medical matters (she’s Dr. PC, a qualified RGN, health visitor, and her doctorate is in population health and policy – I know when I’m outgunned!) and she’s kind enough to let me wallow.
      Winter has made a welcome return here, minus double digits centigrade. The plunging thermometer has raised my spirits and banished bacteria…
      Thanks, Walt, and I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  6. Wonderful read. I’m even willing to turn a blind eye to one particularly punny photo becuase it fit the character of the piece so nicely. Best of luck with mystery illness. I find that letting those around you know you’re dying helps quite a bit. No more than once an hour, though. Sympathy has a way of being short-lived when you’re at death’s door.


  7. Yeah, that punny photo – must have been unwell…
    You’ve identified how it’s a tricky business, being unwell. A balance between letting all around you know how dangerously unwell (and brave) you are, and hoping your loved ones give a crap. So strange they don’t understand how awful the mystery illness might be…
    Thanks, Douglas, and I hope your week is off to a great start!


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