Great sleep last night. After our unexpected restless sleep at the hotel, we were so happy to be in our tent. Finally. Unfortunately through the night Derk did suffer from some heat exhaustion. Thankfully I was sleeping right beside him so we managed okay. He had a head ache and was feeling nauseous so I... Continue Reading →
I am hoping that while I chronicle our days, I will also give you some insight on our food, as that is a huge part of our trips. Today was simple. We had a small breakfast at Tim Horton's and ended up skipping lunch while we paddled all day. This trip does not allow for... Continue Reading →
As always happens with us, we had a late start. It was a bit rainy and a bit cold so we decided to splurge on a motel last night. It wasn't a great motel. The floors were grimy, the beds were small, and the walls were thin. It took forever for the kids to sleep... Continue Reading →
This one week of the year is something we look forward to all year long. It's been crazy enough doing this with three kids, I will admit. However, as we have now been at it for three years already, we decided to add an extra element: our new dog.
We have been backcountry camping since our oldest, who is now 8, was 9 months old. Trev obviously had some experience before we started. There is nothing like being surrounded by wilderness and waking up to nothing but the sound of birds singing and waves lapping the shore. For us, camping is not about being minimalists and “surviving off the land”.