Bits and bobs…

…bobbing along! Quite happy that spring hasn’t entirely abandoned us – to be honest, we’ve had more bright and sunny days than not the past week or two, although it’s grey and likely to rain today and through the weekend.

Spring?! I’m all ears…

We’ve enjoyed the bright mornings that developed into positively warm afternoons, with more and more signs of spring popping out. A lone daffodil, the little brown birds peeping and peeping out from the hedges, frisky bald eagles chasing and challenging up above.


The harbours have been busier, with more boats and kayaks appearing each day as the town prepares to get livelier as the days grow more hospitable.


We were looking across to Hitacu yesterday morning, and I’d just said to Scout how we hadn’t seen a seal for a while when up one popped to say hello. It circled the same patch of water where the calm harbour transitions into the slightly choppier inlet waters, bobbing up and diving down until we lost sight of it. Probably something tasty below the surface. Fun to see, and I managed a great photo:

Seal of approval

I tried taking a carefully composed shot of the new greenery promising to emerge, but Scout had other ideas as to what passes for excitement and the results I’ve shared speak to that. She’s right, and I’ll wait until there’s more colourful blossom and a day when she’s on a longer leash…

Budding photographer

So there we are, happy enough to be bobbing along through the springtime splendour. These little chaps below appeared quite content, hanging around for a less than perfect photo:

Wait a minute, I’ll try again
Oh… Another time?

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...

6 thoughts on “Bits and bobs…”

  1. Wonderful to read that someone has been enjoying spring weather!!! Lovely shots of the harbor and enjoyed the photography humor. Last week I had a fabulous weekend with the birds and this weekend I missed every shot and there definitely was a conspiracy to only fly by when my back was turned or Harper was distracting me. We have another few days of storms, but I’m hoping for a bike ride or kayaking next week. Any deals on some of those great boats and has the beer patio opened?! Not sure which team needs the win more tomorrow and after reading about the state of the teams, I hope it doesn’t end 0-0. Enjoy the week and all the wonderful photography opportunities!🙂


    1. Sadly, it didn’t last! Pouring with rain and very windy the last couple of days, and all through the long weekend! Oh well… The Everton result warmed me up, but how did Spurs fail to win?!
      I hope you’ve been able to get out on the water – must be almost spring…

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  2. I enjoyed your spring descriptions and photos here, pc. Spring can be so fickle sometimes, but it sounds like it is appearing more and more up there in PNW. Fun post, my friend, thanks.


    1. Thanks, Jet! I got ahead of myself, as spring has disappeared once again, and it’s turned cold and stormy – so much rain! It’s unusual when even Scout turns for home earlier than normal. It’ll keep everything green…
      I hope your week is going well!

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