Wild and undaunted

It’s a kind thought, and thank you, but no, not a post about me. Oh ok, if it is, as well as wild and undaunted, we were also very brave. That’s brave enough to get up close to a water dragon the other day and stick around to see a bear on the roof. Hmm. After that muddled build up, I’d best mention now that it’s all far less exciting that you might imagine…

A chance of some sun…

Carrying on from where January left off, we’ve had grey and rainy days interspersed with some dull and wet days, with the occasional stormy and windy interlude thrown in. Can’t remember how many sunny spells we’ve had in the past week or so – I think there were one or two – but perhaps that’s faulty grey matter or wishful thinking. Or an overactive imagination. Speaking of, we really did see a large bear on a roof – honest! – but I have to admit it was less real than you might think. Or than I might have wished. Still, we were undaunted.

Following a stormy spell

Where were we? Ah yes, the bear. Here it is (totally unreal, but still, pretty wild?):

Taking in the almost sunny day

To the dragon then. I’m totally surprised, what with my heightened observational skills, that I hadn’t spotted the water dragon before. I mean, I’ve seen it most days when out on our walks, but it just hadn’t fully registered. Here it is:

A water dragon! (The tail and lower body markings confirm this)

So, to wrap up, perhaps all rather less exciting than it might seem, yet pretty good overall? Undaunted, wild, a bear on the roof and a water dragon? Given this has been a quiet and maybe even slightly dull week, can you imagine how things might hot up when it starts to hot up?! With spring just around the corner after the next corner, my imagination might become dangerously fevered. Whatever happens, I’ll take it all in stride, undaunted and so on…

Scout here: I apologize for PlaidCamper this week. Water dragons?! A bear on the roof? Perhaps I can get him to switch to decaf before these walks? Oh look, here’s a sunny spell…

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...

15 thoughts on “Wild and undaunted”

    1. Sadly, there’s no real dragon – it’s the name of the floatplane! But in my overactive imagination, the possibility of a water dragon is exciting…
      I hope your day is going well (lack of dragons aside!)


      1. It was buzzing about yesterday, a glorious sunny one, and someone decided to go up and take in the view! I don’t think I’d enjoy being in such a small plane…
        I hope your week is going well!

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  1. Fabulous photos and video this week, especially love A Chance Of Some Sun, Scout’s tolerant expression and the overactive imagination!! I have always loved boat names right along with beer and cider names and it’s fun to add planes into the mix. Bear at the harbor is pretty wild and that is one cool looking bear! Thankfully with the springlike weather and blue skies I missed watching the Tottenham match and we might actually hit 60 degrees this week. Harper often wonders why she has to go for walks on cold winter mornings, but after seeing so many people and dogs at the park yesterday afternoon she was happy with her morning walk today. Enjoy the Everton match and hopefully more of those beautiful clouds and blue skies!


    1. There’s a premier league football season? Can’t say I’ve been paying any attention… if I did, I’d be sulking…
      Yeah, that bear likes to hang out, perfect place to see down the inlet and out to sea, tracking the boats in and out. Great landmark!
      We had 24 hours of spring yesterday, stayed out most of the day, felt so good, but it was a fleeting appearance. Cold and rain today…
      I hope your week is going well!

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      1. I lived in Vancouver in 2005 to 2006.
        I did lots of touring kayaking. Hiking, cycling, camping. I thought I would love BC. but, Iwas just ok
        I couldn’t get over the homeless people everywhere begging. The cost and I didn’t feel safe- it wasn’t my home. I’m an east coast girl.


      2. Vancouver is a challenging city to live – I only ever pass through, but I couldn’t live there (and I’ve lived in some big cities over the years) – quite happy to be on the relatively quiet far west coast of VI, at least for now. We won’t retire here, and that’s our next biggish decision to make. Looking east for sure!

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      3. More to follow when you decide. VI is pretty awesome. Ive kayaked out of Tofino to island spent a cold rainy week out there to become a kayak guide. It was awesome. I took a drive one weekend all the way up to port Hardy from Vancouver. Hard a beer in a pub there then drove back to Vancouver. I think of it fondly. Lol


  2. I enjoyed the lead-up and the reveal of the bear and the water dragon, pc. That bear is pretty funny, sitting up like that instead of on all fours, and sitting on top of a building. Your water dragon is sleek and lovely. When I clicked on the video of your wild coast, I jumped. That coastal scene is a wild one. I was glad for the video, because the other photos are more serene but the video/audio added a reality check. Lovely day at the coast, my friend, thank you.


    1. Thanks, Jet! The water dragon was aloft yesterday, someone taking a trip on a beautiful early spring day – warm and sunny, little wind after a very stormy Monday. Today, back to rain and grey, but we enjoyed the hint of brighter days ahead!
      I hope your week is going well!
      Oh, and yes, that’s one cool bear, always makes me smile!

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