Inspiration Point!

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A very short post this week, as I’ve mismanaged my time and I’m now scrambling on Thursday evening to prepare for a wilderness weekend away with youth. Fortunately, I’m not the main planner for the coming weekend. I just have to remember some spare socks and a bottle of water. Well, perhaps a few items more – like the new lightweight solo tent I’ll be trying out, one that is rated for winter yet still weighs little more than a pair of socks. I’m excited about that. The tent, not the socks.

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Inspiration Point was where Scout insisted we go last weekend. After a morning of showers, we made the most of a weather window to hit the coastal path. Scout dragged me through brush and over rocks, around trees and across streams, and almost over a rainbow. We had a great hike, resting up on different overlooks and sunny spots around Inspiration Point. It was rather inspiring, warming ourselves in the sunshine, listening to the crash of waves below, watching the bald eagles and other bird life getting on with their lives.

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Yes, inspiring, exhilarating and hard to drag ourselves away. Not so hard for Scout because she was in full adventure mode, whereas I knew I was supposed to be sorting myself for the trip away, but was happily engaged in doing nothing in the sun as a displacement activity. It’s an effort to gear up, but a worthwhile effort.

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This weekend is meant to be below seasonal norms for temperatures, but bright and sunny. I’ll take that over a rainy forecast, and if it is dry, we’ll count ourselves lucky, as we’re heading out to a location reputed to be the second wettest for rain in Canada.79C1E966-AD1F-4563-8F8F-46853EC4B90B

Right, time to end this piece, and finish the gearing up that I never really started last weekend. Rain or shine, it’ll be fine, because I’ve already packed spare socks. Just about ready. Why, I’m almost prepared…

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Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

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plaidcamper

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 “Inspiration Point!”

    1. Thanks, Walt! Yup, I think spring is powering the photography – it is wonderfully clear when the sun shines at the moment, and the light is bouncing off the water mid afternoons so I point and shoot, or mostly just sit and enjoy.
      The weekend away was a good one, with clear skies and dry socks!
      I hope all is well with you, and that you’re seeing some more spring signs – seems like you’ve had a hard winter.

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  1. Love these crisp photos, pc, and the vistas are stunning. It’s great that Scout insisted on coming here. I hope your upcoming wilderness weekend is a complete success, and that the new tent doesn’t disappoint. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Jet! Yes, we’ve had a very generous share of crisp early spring days, and I’m happy to say that the past weekend was more of the same. The tent is great from a lightweight pack in and pack out perspective, but I’ve yet to see how it performs in the rain. I won’t mind if that isn’t on the next few trips…
      I hope you’ve had a good start to the week – stay dry, as I believe you’ve had some heavy weather?

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  2. Fabulous photos (especially that first shot) and Scout sure knows how to pick and set pace on the perfect hike! Love that she almost dragged you over a rainbow and the photo! Exciting sports weekend here now that Bryce Harper finally has a team and one that will be coming to town, Harry Kane scored a goal, Man United wins again and I’m about to watch Everton vs. Liverpool. Beautiful photo of Scout and I hope you had excellent weather this weekend and enjoyed the new tent!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the weather was good – each time we head out to this rainy place, it doesn’t. I don’t think that’ll hold for long though! The tent will get a proper test soon enough.
      I got back late on Sunday, and forgot to check on the Everton game. Imagine my surprise when I read the match report this morning – they didn’t lose?! It almost feels like a win…
      I think Spurs have too much to do and not enough games left to contend for the title, and they might even end up looking over their shoulder as Man Utd close in. It’s going to be a good race to the finish for the top six.
      I hope your week is off to a good start, and you see some spring weather soon!

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