Early morning whiskey…

…on the rocks and the docks! Seems a bit early in the day.

It’s ok, I’ve not actually taken to having something extra with my cereal to kick start the day. If I did, my day would be very short, and, full disclosure, I don’t really like whiskey. Craft beer on cornflakes just doesn’t work. So I’m told. Anyway, the following is a short shot, sort of a briny pick-me-up – if needed.

I like this whiskey – Whiskey Landing

So what’s with the early morning whiskey? Why, the view from Whiskey Landing, and also from the harbours. There’s always the view to take in, or a boat to admire, heading out or heading in. Fishing here isn’t ruled by the sun coming up or going down, it seems to be a 24/7 activity, most weathers permitting.

Ucluelet Outer Harbour

We’ve had all the weather this week, from misty mornings, to warm and sunny afternoons. For the last couple of days we’ve enjoyed some heavy and overdue rain. The river levels will be up, which is good news for the salmon run.

Early morning light, with a promise of (some) sun later

I’ve not seen many bald eagles the last week or two, and I hear it’s likely they’ve headed out to the salmon streams, with a promise of a good feed. On feeding, we’ve seen plenty of bears and bear scat this week. My most frequent sighting has been of a mama and cub over the bay, foraging for crabs and other tasty morsels along the shore. I keep meaning to take my camera, but what with it being early morning and all that whiskey, I keep forgetting. Maybe next week, and I’ll snap a bear…

On the rocks!

On the rocks? We hadn’t been on an oceanside trail for quite some time, so when we did, Scout was insistent on dragging me onto the rocks. With some nimble footwork (her) and some slipping and cursing (me) we remembered our way to a favourite perch overlooking the ocean. Once there, we opted to stay awhile, topping up our glasses and toasting our good fortune. Not a bad recipe – a little isolation, a peaceful location, a dash of favourable weather, combine to enjoy a well balanced mix. I’ll drink to that!

“What’s he talking about? Getting here was easy!”

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Not with your cornflakes. Cheers!

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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...

16 thoughts on “Early morning whiskey…”

  1. Beautiful photos and I definitely feel the peacefulness. There is something about mornings, the peace and light draws me. I keep procrastinating about getting out to paint but I grab my time in the morning with my husband. I should just go do it, I double dare myself! Have a wonderful weekend 🌞


    1. Thanks, Jane! Yes, the early morning light this time of year, with the mist, is a delight to see. As for Scout, there was something – not a bear, much smaller than that! – rustling in the bush behind me, and it had her attention!
      I hope you’ve had a good weekend.


  2. Once I was able to move past the thought of cornflakes and whiskey, I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful morning walk. Loved the shot of the Whiskey Landing reflections and the Outer Harbor. It’s always a joy to see the old fishing boats and Scout is looking more beautiful than ever (and I’m counting the days for Harper’s shaggy hair to return)! I’m not sure I buy the “so I’m told” on the cornflakes and craft beer, but what a perfect life recipe on the rocks to toast and enjoy with Scout. It’s raining again here, but hope you’re enjoying sunshine and an Everton win this morning!


    1. Thank you! Scout is being very cooperative at the moment when it comes to having her picture taken, not sure why. Calming down a little more now she’s turned two?
      I’ve only ever had alcohol with breakfast when it turned out we’d been carousing all night, and those very rare occasions were many decades ago. Like Scout, we’re calming down – as I suppose we should into late middle age…
      Everton blew that golden opportunity to go third by losing away to exactly the sort of opposition they should be winning against if they’re to improve on last season. Oh well.
      I hope Harper’s hair grows back quickly, and the coming week offers you some late summer sun!

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    1. Haha, yes, back in the past a late morning hair of the dog sometimes happened. Not too sure it really works, more of a postponement of the inevitable…
      I think a jockey can have a whiskey on Kentucky Derby day! After the race?
      Hope you’ve had a good weekend!

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  3. I’m a little late here– must have had an early morning whiskey day that held me up till evening. But those morning photos capture what I love about the early hours, after cereal (hey, the GI looks very tasty, too) or straight up on the misted rocks. Always a pleasure, PC. Thanks!


    1. Glad you made it, Walt, always delighted to read your comments – and blog!
      The early mornings this time of year are a good reason to leap (somewhat gingerly) out of bed, and no whiskey needed – the morning mists are intoxicating.


    1. Haha, I wouldn’t mind “working” as a beer taster! I like the rating scale you’ve suggested – now I’m trying to think of which beers are worth five eagles taking flight with a fresh salmon. That’s pretty up there!

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      1. just a passing thought Adam. A very common theme with you is to take pictures of a different beer with each post.
        So it seems only fitting that you should give some sort of measure on its taste.


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