One of the things we were so lucky to experience was visiting Eco Yogini's camp. It is in area of Nova Scotia we haven't explored yet so it was awesome to see a different part of the province. It was so refreshing to completely unplug and relax and enjoy the outdoors. I was the BBQ master and built a roaring fire for our smores. I even swam in the lake which was kind of scary for me, but nothing touched me like seaweed or fishies so it was all good. It's funny how having a baby changes those things. I want Rowan to grow up swimming in lakes without the irrational fears like the one I built up about steffi-eating-fishies. So, I had to suck it up and jump in, sputtering and coughing and flapping about until I got comfortable so that he could swim with me too. It was so worth it. I drove a sea-doo for the first time. Matt and I canoed which was romantic and brought me back to a few other times we canoed together. We reminisced about high school canoe trips and how ridiculous it was that they let us canoe when we clearly did not know what the fuck we were doing. Well, I didn't. I had my first Frenchy's thrift store experience and we got to see Lisa's old stomping ground. We played cards and a fun game on a wooden board kind of like curling. I drank wine and we made delicious homemade mochas. We roasted marshmallows and just relaxed!
I have to say the most magical part, other than spending amazing quality time with my family and with Lisa and her family, was the stars. I'm a city girl, and I've NEVER seen the stars like that. The most I've ever seen is the big dipper and Orion's belt. Out in the country, we saw the milky way and my first shooting star. It was unreal and something I'll never forget. It was a beautiful weekend and when we had to come home, we were depressed.
|my favourite picture of Rowan ever snapped while playing in the car before we left|
I want that silence, that lack of technology ruling our lives. I want to express myself through my photography and films and through my adventures that I have with my family. I don't think either of us were prepared for the affect this space had on us, but it was rejuvenating. We're super thankful to Lisa for that opportunity.