Looking ahead…

…to a new year, and a new decade – goodness, the century is racing by, isn’t it? Doesn’t seem like 20 years have passed – a quick glance back, and remember when reading and writing about Y2K fears and predictions of gloom was all the rage? Well, the internet didn’t crash, stoplights kept working, and wasn’t the internet called the World Wide Web? A time before Twitter. How old fashioned and lovely…


I thought this post was looking ahead, not back, OldPlaidCamper?

You’re quite right. Looking ahead, I think people will remember to be kind and compassionate, seek to embrace and value difference, and wear plaid at least once a week because it never goes out of fashion.

Also, 2020 will be the year the Ucluelet Brewing Company brewers throw open their doors, if only to stop me pressing my nose up against the window almost daily. Nearly twenty months later than first promised, the next opening day is slated for January 31st – here’s hoping it happens, and the beer is good!

Something good

I hope your coming year is full of outdoor time and adventures in nature – be it hiking, skiing, paddling, fishing, photography or camping, either alone or with friends and family. And of course, your outdoor day should finish with a glass of something good when you get back indoors or back to the campfire.

Looks pretty bright

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful start to the new year and decade. Looking forward to 2020!

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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...

23 thoughts on “Looking ahead…”

  1. This is the worst, I have bed bugs for Christmas so look forward to future years with more welcome company and pray to get through this one with my sanity intact. i look forward to communing with nature and going for walks, taking photos. I am grateful for friends that I shared accommodation and meals with, they really helped lift my spirits. Happy New Year!


  2. After your opening paragraph, I don’t know if I can think clearly enough to write a comment with Prince’s song 1999 playing in my head! I miss the old fashioned days, but do love the sound of 2020 and am hoping for good things this year in the world. It’s been nice these last few weeks staying away from the news a little and hope my optimistic viewpoint survives the return to reality. Wonderful news that you will soon be enjoying a beverage at the Ucluelet Brewing Company and they won’t have any more smudges on their windows. Thank you for a wonderful year of adventures, humor, beautiful scenery and great stories and cheers to a wonderful New Year!!


  3. As always, your post brought me a few chuckles, PC. Although you won’t find me in plaid, I do intend to show kindness and compassion, and embrace the diversity that is the spark of life. I enjoyed the reminder of the Y2K stir at the turn of the century, I’d forgotten about it. Looking behind and ahead, I am grateful to you for all your words and images here, and send my best wishes to you and Mrs. PC and Scout for a really fun year and decade ahead.


    1. Thanks, Jet! There isn’t one plaid shirt hidden away in the back of the wardrobe? How is that possible?!
      Your post today sums up your healthy and positive outlook as inspired by the natural world – you’re very good at seeing the bigger picture – and here’s wishing you both a wonderful year ahead.

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  4. A belated but very sincere happy new year to you and yours PC. Hope 2020 and beyond is full of good health, happiness and plenty of outdoor adventures. 😊


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