Fog

Fog. A very brief post this week, written mere minutes after seeing the exit poll prediction following the close of voting back in the UK. People there are waking up on Friday the 13th, and it’s like it is Friday the 13th. Hmm. So, does this result show a nation seeking to be kinder, caring and more compassionate after the last ten years? Seems like a turkey really would vote for Christmas…

I have a few photographs from last weekend, when we went for a foggy and calm stroll along the coastal paths. It was quiet out and about, muffled, with most noise coming from the lighthouse siren, and it was pleasant to have the trails pretty much to ourselves. Wandering along, mind bouncing around from topic to topic, and continually coming back to asking would UK voters really vote in large numbers for a party that inflicted a decade of austerity? No, surely not…

Looks like they did, and I feel for for all the citizens not fooled by Brexit lies and promises of unicorns frolicking in the sunny uplands of a bright Brexity British future. With apologies to genuine circus clowns, the apparent electoral “success” of various political clowns in many places around the globe leaves me bemused, and quite convinced that some clowns are scarier than even Stephen King’s imaginings.

“Unicorns? Really? No, you’re just messing – right?”

Solace will be taken in remembering we’re so very fortunate to be living in western Canada – acknowledging the faults and all to be found here – and we will be setting out on our coming weekend hikes feeling slightly despondent, but sending good vibes to friends and families back in Blighty who were hoping for something better. Fog. Fog it. Fogging unbelievable.

A glimmer of light on a very (very) distant horizon…

Thanks for reading, and have a good 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...

12 thoughts on “Fog”

  1. yes,I was surprised good old Boris got such a political mandate! He’s going to be like a bull in a China shop. The Scottish want a second vote on staying and the Irish are ready to war!
    Boris’s troubles may just be starting!
    Good thing your over here at least!
    The Brits future is like our weather……..too foggy to see into the future!

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    1. Ha! What a joke he is, and I’m astonished anybody with a heart or brain would consider him suitable for the task. Hey ho… As you say, we’re here, and we feel for those about to endure another five years of Tory government there – it will be interesting to watch (from a blessed distance!)

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    1. Thanks, Walt! Yup, it’ll pass in due course, but my goodness, it’s hard to credit as it unfolds…
      Anyway, here’s to the wonders of the natural world, and I’m hoping you had a great weekend!

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  2. Lately it feels like each week I come up with a different theory about the state of things (some days they’re more depressing than others), but I’m really beginning to wonder after my Netflix Stranger Things obsession over the summer if we are now in some strange Upside Down world with scary clowns. I’m glad you’re still seeing the glimmer of light in the distance (wonderful photo) and I’m sure in the parallel universe that Everton defeated Man Utd today and that Kane had a hat trick in the Spurs win!

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    1. Haha, thank you! Imagine my surprise Everton almost squeaked a win in this universe! Give Big Dunc the job for the rest of the season, he’s doing fine. Spurs still going well (outside Europe) and I think they might end up in the top four.
      We’re going to try avoiding world news other than a cursory perusal of headlines for the rest of the decade!
      Enjoy your week ahead!

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  3. Oh, you mean like the orange clown taking up space in the US white house? Now, HE is truly terrifying and I greatly fear he’ll get reelected next year. Unbelievable. How can so many people think that is a good direction to go?
    With you in despondency, but loving your photos.

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