Logging on and logging off

A very quick post this week, dashed out in between visits from family and friends, about a little place we like to sit and stare from when we need a short break.IMG_20180802_155702

Life is going along just fine out on the coast, a blend of warm and sunny days mixed with warm and foggy days, and, so far, just a hint of rain every now and then. We never need an excuse to head outside, but it is great to log off (I must spend less time reading online newspapers – isn’t it all fake anyway?), put down our books, avoid any household chores, and choose instead to get up and get going to a beach or trail.

It’s not here

The pictures included this week were taken from a spot just off the Wild Pacific Trail. You know the place, where you have to push through a tangle of salal and other bushy undergrowth, and then scramble down some rocks to get onto a tiny pebble and shell beach. Yup, that place, but don’t tell anyone. Anyway, it doesn’t exist…


Our last couple of visits there, the grey skies and grey seas were very soothing. In truth, I think on a sunny day we would find it almost too hot to sit out there on a log. Scout prefers it not too hot, and we are doing all we can for her by brushing out her shedding coat – so far, she has shed ten times her own body weight in fur this summer. (That probably isn’t true, but let’s embrace the current fashion for saying anything and insisting it is true because I said it and you didn’t – isn’t that how it works?) It is fun to watch her leap from log to log, her own version of logging on and off. Sensible dog.

Logging on

Yikes, and I think I’ll leave it here, saying thank goodness for favourite quiet places just off the trail. Thanks for reading, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and it’s one where you’ll find yourself in your own soothing spaces.


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8 thoughts on “Logging on and logging off”

  1. That’s the kind of logging on-and-off that I enjoy, Adam, and though I rarely see that wild Pacific, cool gray, sometimes bright and sparkly, kind of place, I’ll enjoy it here vicariously through your words and pics. And I mean that sincerely– no fake news from here to oldplaidcamper!


    1. Thank you, Walt! There doesn’t seem to be much great news at the moment, with the constant assault on decent values, so solace is sought and found in quiet places.
      Hope you’ve found your usual outdoor spirit-lifting spots over the weekend.


  2. Beautiful photos and this looks like a perfect place to log off! I’m trying to keep the soothing vibe of the gray skies and sea in mind as I type my comment, but my fingers want to rant on the keyboard about what I read in our fabulous national newspapers or watch on my favorite news shows. I looked at the photos again and Scout’s wonderful logging photo helped distract me from my rant. Then I remembered your comment about the fake news regarding her shedding and I don’t know if there is a character limit for these comments, but I’m sure my rant on that topic would exceed it. I began the year planning on avoiding the news, but it’s now become necessary to read the New York Times and Washington Post regularly to keep track of everything that is happening and changing. I think all those classic cars from the week still have me revved up and I need to go find a soothing place! Hope you’re enjoying another great weekend on the coast!


    1. Haha, yes, the news can rev you up all too easily at the moment…
      I love reading the great newspapers, and can happily agree to disagree with some editorials, but cling to the notion that facts are facts, and once they’ve been reported, then you can form an opinion or an argument. To simply call something fake because you don’t like the factual content – oh dear.
      I’ve thought about avoiding the news, but like you, decided that doesn’t really help – ignorance isn’t really bliss!
      Thank goodness for quiet places and classic cars – happy distractions!

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  3. Lovely photos PC. It’s good to have a special place that doesn’t really exist to escape to every now and then. Good to log off from that fake online news and connect instead to nature.


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