I am in the final throes of a long long-weekend (today being the last day of six off) and will spend the day in pursuit of clean laundry, a long dog walk, groceries and some catching-up on various mini-projects around the house.
Wednesday (the 18th of May) after work I headed down to the cabin for my first weekend of the year. It was GLORIOUS! Off work at 5 PM, I blasted home, loaded the cooler, changed, put the dog and cooler into the car and headed down the highway. The ride was bright and sunny and the roads were clear & free of delays.
, I stopped at my brother’s place and picked up the oars and then headed straight for the beach. 7:25 on the dot was when we arrived and I was over, shutters off and into the cabin before 8:30 PM that night – so well before sundown! Nanaimo
The next morning was when the fun started. Before 8:00 Thursday morning I had confiscated 3 or 4 ikky dead things from her – bits of fish and parts of a Canada goose that had died and started to fall apart on the beach as it rotted.
This in mind, and once I had my coffee, I decided that a walk about was in order – partly to get her away from the ikkies on my beach and partly to scope out any OTHER ikkies that may be “brought home” over the course of our 5 days down. So we wandered freely around the cabins and up the bluff for a look-see of the flowers and sunshine.
|Jasmine in the Camas Lilies|
|Camas Lilies up close|
|A patch of Buttercups|
|And even some Daisies!|
|Growth on the Gary Oak trees|
Family started arriving at their various cabins later that evening and the first official cabin-long-weekend got under way.
Aside from being on “dead thing” watch (the total included parts of about six dead and dried out fish, dead seal bones, a dead and VERY gross Canada Goose and one mostly rotted out Canada Goose chick) I was able to finally catch up on some long missed reading. I finished four books this weekend! To be fair, two of them had been started, but two others hadn’t yet been cracked – time to hit the second hand bookshop and find new reading material!
Jasmine and I headed home yesterday. I had planned not to come home until today, but I miscalculated with her food and ran out of the last little bit of it yesterday morning and so opted to come home and start the “clean-up” process yesterday. Clean up started with Jasmine having a bath – she had been in swimming a few times and was a very salty pooch. Next was me into the shower and after that started the laundry.
|My Salty Dog!|
The last load is in the washer right now and I’m just about ready to take Jasmine out for a long walk in the bush and then do some grocery shopping.
With love across the waters,