The Coffee Shop: Mad Englishman Near the Midnight Sun – Part 2

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day.

BLACK BEAR clayoquot-sound Trip Advisor


There are several hosts, each host being responsible for picking a “theme of the day” and starting the discussion. But in an open thread, there’s no hard and fast rule about staying on topic, especially if you have a personal story burning a hole in your pocket trying to escape.

Pictures and videos are welcome in the comments.  If photos are used, please be sure you own the copyright. We would rather see your personal photos anyway, instead of random stuff copied from the internet.  Our only request is that if you use pictures or videos, take pity on those who don’t have broadband, and don’t post more than two or three in a single comment.

Coffee cup

This is an Open Thread. Grab your cup, pull up a chair, sit a spell and share what’s on your mind today.


Sea Wolf
NOTE: If you missed Episode One, posted at Coffee Shop last week,
click here to catch up:


Still channeling Joy of Fishes — another episode of Bertie’s mad adventures on Vancouver Island —  Big Bears, and Boulders and Crabs, Oh My!


Meanwhile, a grizzly bear in another part of British Columbia decided to see the world through the eyes of nature photographer Jim Lawrence. Not surprising that this photo went viral as soon as Lawrence posted it.




Happy Monday Morning,
Fellow Armchair Adventurers!



  • Black Bear hunting crab in Clayoquot Sound BC – TripAdvisor
  • Grizzly Bear photo by Jim Lawrence

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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