Good morning!

Inner Harbour, Outer Harbour, Eagle’s Nest, Whiskey Landing, Whaling Station, Crow’s Nest, Foggy Bean (on a weekend) and home. This is the recipe for a good morning, and it happens to be the route Scout insists on for our first walk of the day. She’s a sensible canine counsellor, leading me in the right direction, and she knows her subject well. The route isn’t the longest in distance, but there are often detours and visits to make along the way. From Scout’s perspective, routine doesn’t mean boring, so we stick with the tried and tested, and she’s right in this.

Leaving the harbours

Scout always checks her p-mail for messages, and ensures she leaves a reply – these are left at particular and precise patches of grass, ground and undergrowth, and she’s pretty happy with her communications.

Canine counsellor!

Recently, we’ve been forgetting to remember there is a grumpy heron hanging out under the Outer Harbour. It reminds us we’ve been a bother by taking off with a series of croaks and squawks, and it never fails to make me jump. Unfortunately, because I’m not so sharp on these early morning walks, I forget the heron is there and we do it all again the next day. My apologies to the harassed heron, and we’ll try to be less intrusive – if we remember.

Grumpy heron

It’s dark now when we set off, so the photos I’ve included this week were mostly taken last month. The sunrises and morning light have been quite beautiful, and we’re missing seeing these delights during the week. The plan is to force ourselves to wake up later on a weekend to catch sun up. The only catch to that is there might be a weekend line up at The Foggy Bean if we arrive later – last Saturday the line was two people, if you include me but not Scout. Life is good when line ups are that short.

Outer Harbour

Should you find yourself in the Foggy line, can I recommend their short Americano? Mrs PC says that’s good, but the cappuccino is even better. Choices, choices. Life is good if your biggest decision is cappuccino vs. Americano, and Scout still has a few dog biscuit treats left to distract her from your almond croissant. Go on, have the croissant, it’s the weekend.

Passing the whaling station

So there you have it – a morning routine as recommended by Scout, and one that will set you up for a good morning and beyond. It never gets old, and presently it rarely stays dry, but it works to keep this OldPlaidCamper more or less in his right mind and moving along.

Near the Eagle’s Nest

Inner Harbour, Outer Harbour, Eagle’s Nest, Whiskey Landing, Whaling Station, Crow’s Nest, Foggy Bean (on a weekend) and home.

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

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18 thoughts on “Good morning!”

    1. Thank you! Yes, a walk around our little town with Scout is always fun. I agree – Americano over a cappuccino (I don’t much like milk in coffee…)
      I hope you’ve had a good weekend.


  1. Loved Scout’s route and the fabulous photos! I’m envious of the beautiful morning scenery and a sensible canine counselor! The last few weeks have been difficult with Harper now that she has determined she definitely does not like the wet grass, wet leaves and blustery wind and I’m reminded every few hours daily how much I don’t like standing outdoors with her in those conditions. Had to laugh at another grumpy heron, p-mail and making big decisions. I thought with an early Kane goal it might be the day for Tottenham, but I think I’ve now accepted my teams are going to lose every weekend. Read the news that England is going to the Rugby World Cup Finals for the first time since 2007 and South Africa is currently beating Wales, although I still have no idea what is going on when I try to watch. Loved the good morning recipe and the Leaving The Harbors photo!


    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to the clocks changing next week and possibly catching a few more midweek sunrises. Plus, it’s nice to see where Scout is dragging me, and where my feet are walking! I hope Harper learns to love the change in the weather – it’s a long time to wait for spring…
      The England rugby adventure is the only enjoyable thing in sport right now. Rugby is probably tied first with hockey for my favourite sport. Football/soccer is fast becoming hard to maintain an interest in. Oh, Everton. Just like last season, and the one before, and the one before…when will I learn?! Mourinho won’t go to Everton, but Spurs? Maybe!
      Enjoy the week ahead, and my prediction is for England to beat South Africa by 10 points next weekend. Oh no, why did I say that?!

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  2. Scout sure knows how to start the day right. Thanks for taking us along on this scenic and lively walk, pc. Also enjoyed the salmon and sunshine on the next post. Sending lots of smiles your way.


    1. Thanks, Jet! Yup, it’s scenic and Scout is lively, that’s for sure!
      Hope all is well with you, and the wildfire situation is coming under control. Worrying times, and we are thinking of you and your neighbours there.
      Take care, and have a good week ahead.


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