Log? Dog? Soup?

Check, check, and check!

Other than a brief snowy interlude, the past two months have seen rain, rain, and rain. So much rain! Then, the other day, there was a hint of sun, a short glimpse of spring, so we made the most of a lunchtime trip to the beach.


Although the temperature was actually colder than the norm – according to the reading on the Jeep, it was 2C – it felt warm as we drove off, sun streaming in through the windows. I had to blow dust and cobwebs off the sunglasses. This was sunshine!


Scout was very happy, nose at the small gap in the rear window, enjoying the warmed up damp scents wafting in as we headed to the beach.

Soup and log

The beach! It looked like a water colour painting, where an enthusiastic artist had loaded the brush and said “this is going to look wet!” It did, with the sun slightly hidden behind an offshore haze and the tide in retreat. The blue skies were behind us and above the trees as we sat on just the right log, and enjoyed just the right soup. Homemade tomato and lentil, if you were wondering. Not Scout’s favourite, so perfect for a beach outing, where the dog can dig under the log, and you enjoy your soup dog nose free…

Water colour

What a break, what a delight, and how it seems a distant memory already. As I write this, the rain has returned, but the promise of a few sunnier days is in the two week forecast. We have our checklist – log, dog, and soup! I’d best start cooking…

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful 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...

21 thoughts on “Log? Dog? Soup?”

  1. Log/dog/soup sounds like a great combo, Adam, especially with a shot of the uncommon sun! I’m headed for the soup, myself, after playing in the snow all morning– finally, an eastern snowstorm one can really sink one’s teeth into. Thanks for another read.


  2. I love the last photo, it looks like a painting. As for heading out with the dogs, and having food, I totally understand the only way to be able to enjoy it without having a pup in my face is to have something mine don’t like. Fully appreciate this outing.


    1. Thank you, Nina! I’ll be honest, if the soup or whatever has a hint of chilli, that’ll keep Scout at bay, at least after her first foray!
      I hope your week has started well.


  3. Scout looks wonderful in the sunshine and had to laugh at cleaning cobwebs off the sunglasses! The soup sounds wonderful (especially since unlike my fine dining skills it was not from a can) and it looks like you had the best seat on the beach to watch that gorgeous watercolor scene (beautiful photo!!). It finally feels and looks like winter here, but most of us are ready for spring and not winter finally arriving. Love the title and combining that with sunshine, a Jeep and the beach makes for a perfect day to read about! With the Capitals and Maple Leafs both losing yesterday, rugby was the best sport on tv this weekend!


    1. Haha, thank you, and yes, and we had to find the sunglasses again today! Maybe spring is closer than we think?
      I absolutely enjoyed the rugby over the weekend, especially the Irish win. The game at Murrayfield was fun to watch because the weather was so atrocious, and I think the England win was fair enough over the 80 minutes. I’ll have to start checking in on the hockey again, see how it’s going – been distracted by the strange recovery (in the table if not performances) Everton has been showing. Ancelotti magic!
      I hope your week goes well – there’s always that cupcakery if the weather doesn’t cooperate…

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  4. Lovely to see blue sky PC even if it was short lived. Here we’ve had warm weather and now, on the eve of our Canadians arriving and our road trip, rain is forecast. ☹️ Have a happy week my friend.


  5. There is nothing like a ray of sunshine after an onslaught of rain, and your post does a great job of describing the joy and frolick of this, not just in you and Mrs. PC, but with Scout as well. Great post, as always, PC. Really liked the photos, too, especially the watercolor ocean scene.


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