Escape Plan

Oh no, is this going to be a review of the terrible Stallone/Schwarzenegger movie from a couple of years back? Nope, although as we are talking about it, don’t tell anyone, I actually quite enjoyed it, a movie guilty pleasure in a throwback to the 80s sort of way. Let’s keep that to ourselves…

Two of our younger visitors this summer, early teens both, expressed how much they love western Canada, and one is planning to come back in her gap year – or gap life, as she’d have it – to stay for longer. The other lives in Canmore, has a busy life, but actually fancied the idea of a little place to retreat to. I thought of him earlier, when we hit the water one morning and paddled past this floating delight:IMG_20180731_095644

He was into the idea of cabins, and of going fishing, and I think this floating shed would be ideal! It wasn’t here before this summer, but I do remember seeing a very similar building drifting about in the channel just outside the outer harbour last autumn after a heavy storm. Has some enterprising soul salvaged and restored it? I hope it is the same shed, and I hope it is used for fishing.

It’s a palace!

I’m still a bit hooked on the idea of having a little boat (you already do, it is your kayak – Mrs. PC) and moored a short distance from the dream floating cabin is this little beauty:IMG_20180731_100345

I enjoy bobbing about in between the boats and buildings, it seems to keep us young at heart. I like that young people aren’t totally devoted to electronic activities, and when they unplug and look up, they are captivated by outdoor pursuits and beautiful locations. There is still hope for the future…fullsizeoutput_645

Keeping it brief this week, as I’m off to raid the piggy bank, see if there’s enough for a floating fishing platform. (Nope, there’s not – Mrs. PC)fullsizeoutput_64a

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

17 thoughts on “Escape Plan”

    1. Walt, you are so right about the idea being pleasant – often, with us, the idea is a deal drier than the reality, but the splashing and making waves is the harmless sort.
      Hope you got your waders wet over the weekend!


  1. Loved the beautiful photos taken while “bobbing about!”🙂 Mrs. PC sounds pretty adamant about the need for a little boat and you may need to enlist Scout’s help in convincing her how much Scout would love to be out on the water with you guys.😁 I’m still a faithful fan of Arnold and Stallone movies and I won’t tell anyone that either of us watched Escape Plan if you never mention again that I watched Escape Plan 2: Hades (almost made the first film look like a masterpiece). Have a great weekend!🙂


    1. Oh no, there’s an Escape Plan 2?! This means I’ll have to track it down – it won’t escape my need for watching poor sequels to weak originals – and waste a rainy afternoon. C’mon, damp fall season…
      Mrs PC might be convinced by a SOT tandem that has space for a dog. That’ll have to be for next summer, and Scout will need to show more enthusiasm for deep water!
      Thanks, and I hope your weekend has been a good one!

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  2. I sure enjoyed this water jaunt, pc — ponderings, boating, wishes, and your lovely humor. Sending my best to you and Mrs. PC. (I am expecting to return to WP in September. We are in an intense phase of rebuilding the house, going well, but very demanding.)


    1. Absolutely wonderful to hear from you, Jet, made my day. We’d figured you must be very busy with sorting your home, and hoping progress has been positive. We are often thinking of you, and send good wishes for a successful rebuild! Sounds like you’ve moved from paperwork to actual reconstruction – great news!

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  3. I can totally relate to the idea of having a shed, a boat, endless time and infinitely beautiful weather to cruise around and ponder life’s big questions. Mmm, dream on Miri … thanks PC for painting a lovely picture.
    Have a great week ahead. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Miriam! Yup, we are dreamers, and that’s no bad thing – not so long ago, we’d have laughed at the idea of even bobbing about in the PNW in kayaks, yet here we are. No shed, but a little lock up for bikes and the boats suit us fine.
      Could you build a little shed in your backyard? I reckon you could strap a kayak or canoe to the top of your ute…
      Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Jane, hope all is well with you.
      The shack is tethered at present, much like a boat, but to be honest, it doesn’t seem all that stable…Don’t know who owns it, but I hope they know what they’re doing!
      Is it still bad with smoke fire there? Change of weather has given some relief to the coast, and there was rain, but not much for interior BC.


      1. Rain did clear the smoke a lot but for second week in August it fluctuated from air quality of 7 to 10+. Having asthma and recovering from pneumonia at the beginning of the month, I rarely stepped outside so have true sympathy for those who are vulnerable, including wildlife. It is much better now, air index is low risk but I can still smell the smoke. Do you know it reached Nova Scotia a while back?


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