I can’t believe it’s August 2 already. There’s so much we still need to do this summer.
The girls are back from a week at summer camp. Mark and I spent the long weekend driving up to the camp, overnighting, and driving back again with a full car (full of girls – our girls – duffle bags, lifejackets, paddles, and lots of sand).
Mark and I had a long and uneventful drive up there. Camp Wabikon is in the Temagami area, about a six hour drive from our home here in Ottawa. It was sunny and clear for the entire trip but when we finally arrived at the landing to await our ride over (Wabikon is on an island) some crazy clouds started to roll in.
… which made the boat ride over a tiny bit scary and hurried. Although the dark clouds didn’t amount to anything to speak of, the drama in the sky we witnessed that afternoon served as a prelude to what we’d see later on. Here’s a pic that Mark took of a lightning storm that was far off in the distance. Incredibly, it went on for several hours.
Being so far from the city meant that when the night was clear we had a great view of the stars above.
The sky – so big and so grand and so everchanging – is one of my favourite things about that particular neck of the woods.
Here’s where we stayed while we were there. So cute.
… and this was the view near our little porch.
See what I mean about that sky? It’s the kind of place you can sit and stare at the landscape forever.
And what about the girls, you ask? How did they fare a week from home?
It was fine. They were too busy to miss us very much at all. Just like I expected.
There’s Sarah, launching herself off a diving tower.
Now I have a mountain of laundry to sort and wash. And there’s more summer fun to come, so I guess I’d better get a move on.