Dark, with a little froth…

Sounds like a coffee order – Mrs. PC does like a good cappuccino…

A super short and heavily caffeinated shot of a post this week. We were stretching our legs last weekend, an exercise in dodging rain showers by getting the timing right. It was a cold couple of days, with drizzle, hail, rain, glimpses of sun, and a couple of rainbows to raise a smile.fcf492dc-e293-496d-a40d-154050c8cf76

Usually, we check the tide tables to ensure there’s enough beach to walk on and head out accordingly, but last weekend we had to go whenever it looked least rainy. On Sunday afternoon, there was a narrow ribbon of beach growing a little wider as the tide fell. It was pretty windy, and the waves had whipped up quite a froth on along the shore.c9e7e5c6-7cf5-4513-8b0c-fe4ffafc005a

Scout had a fine old time nosing in the foam and chasing blobs down the beach. Ravens hopped and skipped ahead of us, scavenging at the tide mark, and looking aggrieved that their raucous display didn’t scare us off. We spied three bald eagles and any number of gulls battling the wind. Some gulls were bobbing in the water just beyond the surf. Our guess was the heavy weather had churned up some good stuff.a42cda02-a29b-44ce-a532-339a3aa31fe2

Further out to sea, menacing clouds marched along the horizon, and the sun made only brief appearances – very welcome periods of relative warmth in the stiff breeze. So the froth wasn’t from a cappuccino, but we did have a good strong French roast in the flask, and Sunday was the day for it. Sometimes you get lucky with the timing – we huddled in the dunes out of the wind and were delighted when a patch of blue sky appeared, big enough to let some sunshine through for as long as it took to finish our coffee.e33788ca-fd3b-4e96-8b11-4e6718654815

The caffeine jolt (and a cube or three of chocolate) was just the thing to set us up for the return leg to the car. It started to rain heavily moments after Scout jumped into the back of the Jeep. More rain? Hey ho. Might as well head home for that all important second cup…dfdc9b87-e0e6-469d-9aee-0ffbe9ffd114

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

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16 thoughts on “Dark, with a little froth…”

  1. I am with Mrs PC re: the cappuccino. Scout looks thinner though I like her curious look in the second photo and the perked ears in the last. What causes that foam, is it from pollution? The photos with the clouds and foam look nice with the repetition of shapes. Have a great weekend.


    1. Thanks, Jane! The froth happens after a storm – particles in the ocean (can include pollutants) get stirred up, and the foam is blown on shore.
      Scout is putting on her missing weight bit by bit.
      I hope you’ve had a great weekend!


  2. Always a pleasure to read your ponderings and descriptions, pc. I love the image of huddling together in the dunes with a thermos of strong hot coffee, happy for the sunshine rays to warm you. Wonderful and wintry post, my friend. I hope your weekend is a joy.


  3. With another piece of foamy cake and a refill of hot, dark coffee, I enjoyed a re-read of your post while pondering the wintry beauty of the north-Pacific coastline. Always a pleasure, Adam.


  4. Gotta love it when a patch of blue appears and we get so excited. Even amidst the gloomy weather it still looks beautiful. And with a thermos of coffee sounds pretty damn good to me. Have a great week ahead PC 😊


    1. You can rarely go wrong with a good cappuccino, or so Mrs. PC says. I’ll drink one every now and then, but usually go for an 8oz Americano (with room, not that I take milk in coffee, but so it is strong – so fussy!)
      Scout likes to play in that location, and the low sun, sand and gold grass all seem to suit her colouring for a photograph.

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