I recommend leaving the world behind for a while. Taking along light canoes and heavy packs and paddling to a new campsite every day. A campsite with a warm lake and a crackling fire.
I recommend sleeping in a tent under the stars, watching the fireflies light up the velvet night and then waking to early morning birdsong you can’t identify.
I recommend morning coffee, evening tea, and daily swims.
I recommend traveling with a diverse group of people and having a (borrowed) 6-year-old in your canoe at all times. One that tells jokes and sings songs and just might be smarter than you.
I recommend changing pace.
The pace of a paddle, a canoe, and some wilderness.
[All these images were made this past week at Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario.]
*Note: I also recommend bug spray and short portages!
© Karen McRae, 2013