Saturday

What a perfect day. We couldn't have asked for better. There was a thunderstorm last night, apparently. I heard the rain but somehow slept through the rest. By Trev's calculation, the closest lightning flash was 4 km away (or whatever 4 Mississippi's is). Our site this morning was wet, but nothing like it was on... Continue Reading →

Friday

This morning we said goodbye to the cousins. Everyone had a great sleep and woke up dry. I slept in 🙂 After breakfast, Trev and I did the dishes while the cousins packed up. By 10am they were pushing off. We had such an amazing time with them and will miss them. On the other... Continue Reading →

Thursday

This. THIS is why we come every year. It didn't rain all night and, though damp, the cousins reported a good night's sleep. They requested pancakes for breakfast and after the day they had yesterday, we were more than happy to oblige. We also wanted to put in a day trip though, weather permitting, which... Continue Reading →

Coffee – via the Espro Press P7

For Christmas this year, we received a french press for our camping trips. Coffee is one thing we struggle with when we go camping. Instant coffee is plain nasty, even the more expensive brands. We already purchased a simple Coleman coffee perk for on the campstove but it is finicky and has a tendency to... Continue Reading →

Sunday Supper

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 →

Sunday

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 →

We fit! Well … sort of ….

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.

The Journey Began

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”.

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