Power trip

Scout and I have been visiting a new favourite place the past week or more. We’ve been there a few times over the last four or five years, but it had fallen off our radar, for no particular reason, until recently.

It’s cool here

How to find this place? Well, wander down a rainforest road, and depending on the weather, feel uncomfortably warm in the sun (rare, but it happened last week), or turn up your collar to keep the rain from dripping in, or slip and slide on ice patches. Keep going. There are little detours along the way if Scout is your guide. She insists we explore each of the last pockets of snow, and we do have to stop at various tree stumps and earth patches, sniff with intent and leave our (her) scent. Eventually, by crossing over the road at the end of the drive, and taking the trailhead, you emerge out of the forest fringe and on to black rocks overlooking the ocean.

Keep going, past these trees…

The stormier photographs included this week are from a visit we (I) hadn’t intended to make. It was blustery, with the icy rain more like pellets, stinging my delicate skin and having me thinking of taking a short cut home. Scout, however, was having none of it, and pulled me along, the sound of the roaring ocean through the trees appearing to get her attention even over the sound of the wind and rain and my gentle sobbing. We both knew she was in charge of this trip.

Chilly

It was worth it! The waves were racing in, gathering themselves up in shades of green and grey before smashing onto the rocks. Our little viewing perch nestled in the higher black rocks was blasted by icy squalls, but we were safely above the pounding, yet close enough to feel the power. What a rush – a power trip! Thanks, Scout!

What a rush

Let’s keep it short this week – wouldn’t want all this going to Scout’s head. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

“A power trip? Me?”

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plaidcamper

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...

11 thoughts on “Power trip”

  1. Sometime the best photos come from the less than pleasant weather. These are great, and Wayne has a great idea. I must get outside tomorrow and take photos of the snow drifts. they are so pretty.

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  2. Fabulous photos, especially enjoyed What A Rush and Chilly and it’s always wonderful to see Scout and snow on the coast! I think I can almost hear that gentle sobbing over the crash of the waves. Glad Scout is leading you on wonderful adventures, I had to carry Harper on our sunrise outing yesterday because she claimed it was too cold and after a minute I completely agreed. I keep looking for big wave forecasts on our Great Lakes for a great photography outing, but so far they keep showing up with snow storms and I can’t talk anyone into a road trip. Glad to see Tottenham and Everton won and hope you had a great weekend!🙂

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    1. Thank you! I have dried my tears and vowed to follow wherever Scout leads…within reason, or at least close to home!
      Those wins did not come easy, and for a while, the news site had Everton losing 3:2 not winning, and I wouldn’t have been too surprised…
      It’s really warmed up here, with almost tropical heat and matching rain. Stay warm when you’re out. Here’s hoping you find the right sized waves on the lake this coming week!

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  3. Oh boy was it ever fun seeing those ferocious waves, pc. I’m glad Scout commanded you and us to this magnificent ocean scene. Fun words, too, had me chuckling. “…(her) scent” and “stinging my delicate skin” and “gentle sobbing” — all had me smiling. Sending a big smile your way, my friend.

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