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As the kilometers tick by we are faced with the reality of our undertaking. Suddenly I understand the vastness of this country. Canada is tiny pockets of people surrounded by wilderness, each little town an island in a sea of earth. 250 more words



Sudbury is a mining town, built on a rock foundation. Everything around Suds seemed to be rock and moss, with small scrubby bushes poking up from little pockets of soil.  220 more words


When time moves too quickly

I can not believe this week is over already.  I just can’t.  It’s Saturday afternoon.  The first group of kids is GONE!  How did this happen!?  876 more words

Kids Camp

Fourth Of July and Golden Ambers of Dark Inspiration 

having worked in the place i have for as long as i have… i have embraced the amount of responsibility and privilege it must be to silently learn about other peoples lives and their struggles as a family…. 496 more words

Dear summer diary...day 5

It’s a miracle!! The boy slept in till 8:30 this morning! And the girl slept for another 15 minutes after him!!
The dads and 2 kids headed out shopping for a few hours while us moms took the other 2 to the pool. 127 more words


Is Wild Camping in a Bivvy Bag Scary?

The short answer is: Yes!

I have always found the idea of wild camping romantic. In my head the story goes something like this: I throw my gear into an overnight rucksack, and head off into the hills for a night of adventure. 875 more words

Camping & Bushcraft

Stop and smell the baklava.

It’s almost time for me to escape to one of my favourite parts of the world – the island of Kefalonia. This jewel of the Ionian sea is a stunningly vibrant getaway for my husband and I, and was the main location for the filming of… 888 more words