The turn of the year has brought a fair number of blustery days, and these have been good for blowing away any cobwebs and waking us up.

A day to be above and not on the beach

We’ve stuck to the coastal trails after each storm, excited to see the waves and admire the churning waters. One of our favourite little beaches has been off limits due to high tides and strong surges. On a calm day you can sit beneath the rocks and look up at the enormous logs, marvelling at how big the weather must have been to wash them up there.

That’ll do it

We’re looking forward to calm day so we can scramble down to the beach, see what’s been washed up – Scout is convinced there must be a decent chew twig or two – and we wouldn’t mind a few quiet minutes with a cup of coffee and waving at the resident bald eagles drying their feathers out (the two wet blobs in a couple of the photos this week are the said eagles – they are stoic!)


Looking at the forecast for the next couple of weeks, those calmer days are still a little while off, but it’s been pleasant to notice and enjoy an extra daylight minute or two as the days slowly lengthen…

Here comes another one!

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

Very big matchsticks
January 2022 Down on that beach, on a calm day!

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6 thoughts on “Incoming”

  1. Ah, the matchless energy of Pacific (and not so pacific) coastal waters, replete with matchstick logs, too large & rambunctious for Scout to chew, but enjoyable for contemplation from the safety of higher ground. Thank you, plaidcamper, for another fine one!

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  2. Love the photos and it’s always amazing to see the power of those waves moving the logs! Scout may have to give Harper some outdoor lessons, she’s been refusing to enjoy walks in the mud and can’t believe I had her out for a walk in the rain. It was a shock to see people out on their bikes this week. Enjoy the week and hope you’re lucky enough to have some sunshine or snow!🙂


    1. Thank you! Scout will happily head out in most weathers – heavy sideways rain is her least favourite, and I have to agree (but out we go anyway!) As for Scout teaching Harper anything, it might end in tears for humans and laughs for dogs…
      No snow here, only rain and more rain, although I did see the smallest patch of blue sky yesterday, out to sea, unless it was wishful thinking.
      Have a great week, whatever the weather!

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