Hello, my friends. We’re back from our camping trip. And happy to be home. Slightly bug bitten (especially me) and with mounds of laundry to do.
We had a good trip. Only two partly rainy days. Lots of great campfires. And one very peaceful, restorative day paddling up the Bonnechere River into Algonquin Park. I won’t blether on about our trip tonight folks. Besides doing laundry (ha), I spent the day making a short video of our adventures, and some of the roads less travelled that we ventured down this year.
The video is a bit over eleven minutes. I’ll let it speak for me.
Thanks to our friends Jo and Sandra Barkley-Probst for allowing me to use their song “Road Less Travelled” in the video. The sentiments in their song are perfect. Because getting out into the wilderness can be all about taking the road less travelled. It can be hard sometimes. Bugs, brambles, sinking mud, and a lot of effort… but the results are so good for the soul. I guess that’s why I continue to go camping and canoeing with Hubby year after year. Because it makes me stronger. Both as an individual and as one half of a couple.
I must add, though, that despite appearances which suggest otherwise, I do paddle the canoe occasionally. Ha.
P. S. While we were away this past week, my last post was having a kind of life of its own. I was bowled over when we returned to wifi country and I discovered the number of comments left. If you haven’t read the reader comments on that post, you should. Thank you so much for your interest. For your kind and supportive words. And mostly for your sense that this blog is a safe space where readers can tell their own stories, and reveal their own feelings and fears. I won’t answer all the comments individually this time. Some of you were generous enough to leave lovely supportive replies to the comments of other readers. Oh, I do love it when you talk amongst yourselves. Ha. And I continue to be amazed that I have stumbled upon such a wonderful community of “kindred spirits”, as Anne Shirley says.