Mystic haze!

Mystic haze?! Really, OldPlaidCamper? What’s going on? Too much time in the company of hobbits? Or you’re finally coming clean about those Dungeons and Dragons days? Perception altering fungi? No, nothing like that. My thanks to Vancouver Island Brewing – without their beer name inspiration, I would never have gone so far as to call this post “mystic haze!” (I mean, does that sound like my way with words?) No, this was mostly the recent weather and my beer choice coinciding… That, and the fact I was stuck more than usual for a title. I bought and enjoyed the beer, and as our recent weeks have been full of mystic haze, here we are, at possibly my longest and most pointless intro paragraph to date. Are you still here? Stick around, try the haze, it’s far out…

Like, it’s hazy here…

Fall continues to be surprisingly warm and dry, and I, less surprisingly, continue to write a version of that sentiment each week. I bet we’re all hoping this keeps up?

Happy blues

Scout and I have tripped out (teehee) most days, stopping off at our favourite stopping off places, admiring the mist and sunshine on the water, with me eventually giving way to Scout’s pleading insistence I take her picture. All is groovy on days like these.


We had our first weather advisory of the new season last weekend, with talk of wind gusts bringing down drought weakened larger branches and cutting power. Perhaps the forecasters were hoping for a bit of meteorological disruption to the long run of placid days, and got a bit carried away? A few more leaves blew off the trees overnight, but that was about it. The weather “event” missed us, which was not a bummer at all, man.

Golden and mellow, warm and cool.

Anyway, I think we’ll leave it here for this week. Scout is looking out the front door with a meaningful expression. I think it’s the one that says it’s golden and mellow out there, with a hint of mystic haze under the rising moon. Oh, so that’s where I got it from.

Nope, it was from the beer

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...

8 thoughts on “Mystic haze!”

  1. It’s into the mystic, man! Golden & mellow, alright, with the moon rising at the coolest angle, right in line with a cold glass of Island ale, a taste of the best weather & choice of words.


  2. Scout is definitely groovy and I can’t believe after all these years you’ve never mentioned before that you sound like The Dude!!!😁 Absolutely enjoyed the mystic haze inspiration, photos and laughter!! That definitely was a trip on Kane and I actually got to see the goal during all my flipping channels. Hope you’re enjoying another wonderful fall weekend while I await our first snow showers of the season!!🎃


    1. Haha, yes, Scout is groovy, and only The Dude is The Dude, but I’d happily sound like him every day if I could get away with it!
      It’s hard to write about Everton – or I wish it was easier – but Kane falling over wasn’t helpful! And another bad result today. Another relegation struggle to come…
      I read there have been a few snow flurries out east – yikes! Still golden here, but the rain is coming – long overdue, practically a drought here, so it’ll be welcome, at least for a while.
      I hope your week is going well! (And I didn’t even mention the MUFC/Spurs result today…)

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