As easy as falling off a log…

If something is as easy as falling off a log, should you do it? Isn’t it easily avoided? Maybe it just happens, no effort at all. I’ve fallen – or at least slipped – off a log, and it hurts. Easy? Yup. But I’m not so sure it’s the thing to do. Why am I asking? It’s the nonsense that fills the gaps in my head when perched on a log.d5bf7b94-1ca3-4863-85e3-9ac083a8d245

Last weekend we were blessed with a day that seemed more like spring than winter. Blue skies, warm sunshine and very little breeze. It was a day made for the beach, so that is where we went. We found ourselves scrambling over the rocks and between the logs, searching for just the right spot to stop and take it all in.6d9d7bbb-30d3-4d9c-9912-c746c57332b4

Getting there, the tide was low, and the stretch of sand was wide. We couldn’t understand (but didn’t mind) why there were so few people about? We were out for several hours and saw only a handful of hikers and dog walkers. Oh well…ef3a9dfc-0af4-461d-bec4-f79371973933

When perching, I didn’t fall off a log this outing, but I did come close to tumbling a couple of times in my attempt to keep up with Scout – she was sure-footed along the trunks, and didn’t mind showing me up as she leapt from log to log.8ed9fab3-4241-4d7d-a871-682a139fe766

We spotted a few bald eagles, but our closest bird encounter was earlier in the morning. We were enjoying a fine cup of coffee from the recently opened Foggy Bean, admiring the view from Ucluelet across to Hitacu when the little fellow pictured below took a keen interest in our drinks. I suspect he was after something to eat rather than a caffeine hit, but what good taste he had…

“Ooh, is that coffee? ‘Cos, yeah, we’re raven mad for caffeine…”

Not so sunny for us this coming weekend – the ravens will miss us sitting at our usual spot, and we will miss being there. Still, the very early spring day last weekend was easy to enjoy – as easy as falling off a log.

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...

11 thoughts on “As easy as falling off a log…”

  1. Love the picture of the ravens. Western ravens, compared to the wild high-fliers around here, almost seem domestic to me, as if they could drop by on the railing for a coffee or a brew. Here they make life seem as easy as “sittin’ on a log.”


  2. Beautiful selection of photos this week and while usually a photo of Scout is a favorite, this week the ravens won (might have had something to do with the great caption). Love the name of the coffee shop and I’m envious of the weather and perfect location after a week of being trapped in the house between the cold and bad back and now winter has finally arrived with Canada sharing their brutal cold weather with us.


    1. Thank you! I do hope both the weather and your back improve into this week, and life overall begins to pick up. Not so easy for you right now.
      The Foggy Bean has been roasting out here for a few years, and they have a coffee cart at various happenings, but we’re delighted they now have a permanent tiny coffee shop. It’s located in the same premises where (please, please, please) a new microbrewery is scheduled to open later this year. Oh no!

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  3. Enjoyed sharing this beautiful day by the sea with you, pc. Lovely photos of the water and the sunlight, and oh how wonderful that you captured the curiosity of the ravens. Thanks for this calm visit by the water’s edge, my friend.


    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! Those ravens truly are tricksters, ready to distract you by hopping in pairs towards you (or your coffee and croissant) and snatch a morsel if you’re not on alert. I like them…

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    1. Hi Frank, thanks for stopping by, much appreciated. The photos for this post were taken on my phone – if we’re scrambling over rocks, it is easier to carry than a camera.
      I hope you have a good weekend!


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