Wobbly? Rickety? Me?!

No! No, no, no. I meant the steps and bridge as you must have known. It’s hardly going to be a moment of reflection or personal insight from this OldPlaidCamper. I’m the sturdy type…

Wobbly and rickety? A little…

Depending on which way Scout’s nose leads her, our morning walk sometimes means taking the slightly hair-raising steps and bridge over a stream flowing to the shore. The wooden structure is actually quite sturdy (like an OldPlaidCamper), but it is almost always slippery due to the rainforest location. Scout’s approach is headlong, and good luck to her, but in the early morning I’m less enthusiastic about a full tilt charge down a wobbly wooden staircase. To be honest, I’m not too thrilled about it afternoons, either. I’m steadfast in my sturdily patient approach, but I can see what Scout is thinking. He’s so boring…

“Sturdy?! C’mon, let’s go back via the wooden steps!”

Anyway, slower than Scout likes, it’s down, across, and back up, then follow the trail until it emerges onto the beach. Some sandy gravel or gravelly sand always delights Scout, and she’ll race in circles just because she can. Once that’s over, and if the tide is low, we’ll explore the rocks and pools, see who slips over first. Feel free to guess.

Sand for madcap circles

As you can tell from the photographs, we’re still waiting on consistent warm Spring weather, so we haven’t been hanging around to soak up the sun or sit to reflect or be insightful. We settle for it all being bracing, and after a few minutes poking around, head back to the trail, through the trees, hit the bridge – down, across, and back up – then on to home.


Wobbly and rickety? Not at all, and we’ll do it all again tomorrow!

Through the trees

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...

12 thoughts on “Wobbly? Rickety? Me?!”

  1. I sure enjoyed this PNW hike, pc. The moss, wet ferns, big moody sky and luscious greens all come alive here. So does navigating a wet and slippery staircase and bridge. I enjoyed your love for it all, so very much. Have fun this weekend, my friend.


  2. Love all the new beautiful walking routes and your determination to keep up with Scout, but one look at those slippery steps and Harper and I would be heading home.🐾😁 Beautiful photos and while you’re still waiting for spring, we’ve gone straight from winter to summer. Well, it appears the Oilers are now my team in the Western Conference and I won’t have a team in the Eastern Conference if the Rangers lose tonight. I’m feeling rather positive about the Flames, but I also thought the same thing for a few minutes during the Everton match this morning. Still thinking about those logs and stairs, maybe long drives in the Jeep with Scout are better at this age. Enjoy the week!😁


    1. Flames vs Oilers?! Goodness, for a neutral, maybe too hard to call, but, obviously, a Stanley Cup playoff battle of Alberta will be won by the Flames, haha.
      I think the Rangers won out?
      Oh, Everton, what happened? A long sulky walk in the rain followed that one. Yet again, it’s the hope that kills you. Haven’t spoken with my brother, might wait until after the coming weekend when we know how bad it is!
      Enjoy your week!

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  3. That’s keeping strong & sturdy, Adam. “Wobbly & rickety” sounds more like me these days until, with repair, I can tackle those stairs as in days of yore. As always, enjoyed your PNW report!


    1. Thanks, Walt! Fingers crossed you’re soon approaching strong and sturdy once again.
      This foolish boy took a slide and tumble on relatively easy terrain over the weekend (a well hidden wet root) with bruises and a sprained wrist the reward for low vigilance. It’s not the big logs and slippery boulders, but the little things that get you…
      Enjoy your week!

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