We decided we’d have a second breakfast on the beach last Saturday morning. The forecast was for sunshine and blue skies, and, you’ve guessed it, there wasn’t so much sun. Well, there was, certainly later in the day, and almost certainly just inland. But that’s not the same as being on the beach. Second breakfasts taste better on the beach.

Second breakfast

Foggy, yes, cold, no. It was a morning where you could feel the sun itching to break up and break through the low cloud.

Sunshine and blue skies! Oh.

It’s been getting very busy, visitor-wise, out here. With little to no international travel available for folks looking for a vacation, the west coast is becoming a touch crowded, uncomfortably so.

We’ve taken to hitting trails and beaches either early or late in the day. Our foggy morning was just right, probably because it looked far colder than it actually was, and this seemed to deter would-be beach goers. The empty on arrival parking lot was filling up pretty quickly by the time we left.

Warmer than it looks…

The end of July already? No wonder it was foggy – we’re entering the month of Fogust! Yikes, that’s like a dry run for autumn. Although autumn here isn’t likely to be dry. This challenging year is racing by. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing…

I buried my second breakfast somewhere around here.

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


PS I will use some of the coming long weekend – BC Day, hooray! – to begin replying to comments (thank you for those) and catching up on your posts I’ve missed in recent weeks.

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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...

6 thoughts on “Foggy”

  1. Great to hear about the goings-on on your part of the west coast, pc. Where I live, too, there are many unemployed residents coming in droves to our favorite quiet outdoor spots. And wildfires accidentally started by people just randomly camping in any forest patch they can find. Six mos. is too long to keep our species locked down…and yet…. Loved seeing your second breakfast with the thermos and danish on the log, looks exactly like one of our many picnics. Your day in the fog looks truly lovely, thanks for sharing it. And Happy BC Day!


  2. I started off by reading and hadn’t yet seen your first picture, so “second breakfast ” was a yummy revelation as I scrolled down. The second photo is intriguing with the layers of fog, logs, then ripples in the sand. Nice to see Scout enjoying the beach. About people crowding into spaces, I am hearing that about the parks, especially David Thompson country where people are random camping, tearing down trees for fire wood and defecating any old place, leaving garbage around and trespassing onto sacred indigenous land. They have no respect for nature. Sad. I was away for a week housesitting and came home to discover the grand old Elm next door had been cut down. I guess it was rotting but miss the shade and birds. We still have a big Elm tree in our yard. I want to go away again and be in nature and close to water where I can actually swim but will have to choose wisely where to go.


  3. Happy BC day PC. Hope you enjoy the long weekend and early morning excursions. Our natural spaces are getting over-run as well and somehow it is making these challenging times even a bit more challenging. Wishing you a happy Fogust and many thermoses of coffee on the beach.


  4. Second breakfast – sounds like something out of a Python skit. I’m sure Mr. Creosote indulges in second breakfast. “Bring me everything. Mix it up, with the eggs on top.”


  5. Fog & log & rippled sand, with Scout digging for a second meal (society held at bay, if only for an hour or so) looks & sounds real cool to a mental traveler such as me. Thanks Adam, and happy holiday.


  6. You guys have been in my thoughts and I’m glad to see that Scout has been put in charge of selecting the breakfast menu! Love the photos and I’m glad the fog kept everyone away for a quiet brunch on the beach!


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