We just don’t get up to our property enough…. but all this will change now that we live so much closer. This was our first trip of the year and it couldn’t have been better. It didn’t rain once and there was a wonderful breeze to keep the bugs at bay.
The last time we made the trip to our property it was a 2 hour ferry + 18 hour drive while I was newly pregnant with Leif. I was so sick throughout the pregnancy and I was anxious about feeling motion sick on the drive. Once we arrived though, I laid flat on the ground outside the cabin and felt a lot better.
We now live only 4 hours away. It was an incredible feeling to arrive after such a (relatively) short drive! So good to be back and before we left, I was already planning the next visit. Sorry this post is so image heavy. I took over 500 photos over the part week away, so you can imagine that this selection is the much narrowed down version!
It was so peaceful and the only constant sound was the water rushing over rocks on the down river side of the point and the wind pushing through the trees. I napped every day we were there and slept with ease at night too. It was nice to catch up. We ate good food and enjoyed exploring outside and reading and playing cards in the cabin. Cam and his brother Scot found a box of old toys from when they were small and visiting the cabin.
Oddly, we didn’t see much wildlife. There were hundreds of fish in the river, so where were the bears!? I did get a few pictures of bear tracks though. One of my favourite things to see each trip is the new progress the local beavers are making. They really love birch!
Oscar of course loves it here! It a bit soon to be rolling in rotting beached salmon but it was fun nonetheless.
So many berries! Some edible, some not so much!
There was work to do. Cam built new oars and worked on the outhouse that started about 8 years ago when Cam first milled the lumber from a fallen tree. It sat for years because Cam never had enough time to work on the project. Now the timber framed outhouse structure is standing and waiting to be finally finished! Cam’s love for hand tools makes working here perfect since there is little other choice.
Beach living. The kids and Cam (and Jaka) floated from our creek to “the point”. A short trip but they had fun. We didn’t have enough raft space for a longer float. Oscar decided to swim out to them instead of walk the lower trail with me. In the closer up photos, you’ll notice poor Leif can’t move much in that life jacket.
Literally hundreds of pink and sockeye salmon in the river. You might have to click on the picture to try and spot them all.
Sad to leave but we had to rush back to town to see the final leg of Ali Howard’s amazing 610 km Skeena Swim. We also met Taimarie and her family from Small Wonders, which was so nice! Such a delightful family. I’m so glad we met. I’ll have more on that later…