We had the most amazing weekend! I was wishing so often that I had my good camera to capture all the fun. My pictures aren’t that great so you’ll just have to take my word for it when I say that was one of the funniest weekends ever! (You can click to see a few more photos I took if you want…)
I was anxious about the ferry ride because of it’s duration and it’s reputation for being rough out there in open water. It turned out to be pretty smooth sailing with only a little turbulence from time to time. We even got a tour of the bridge thanks to my friend knowing a crew member aboard. They have an incredible view up there and they encouraged Lily to take the wheel and steer the ship (although it was actually sailing on auto pilot at the time).
I think the best part of the weekend was the friends we made. So generous to pick us up from the ferry, offer us a space to pitch our tents and inviting us to share in the group made meals. I was left feeling like I would never be able to thank them enough. My kids were left talking (and talking) about how much they miss seeing these new friends every day.
Obviously there was music and dancing, and oh baby, did I dance.
There was food like smoked salmon sushi and locally grown salad with miso dressing and hummus and flat bread.There was ice cream and kettle corn, fruit and chocolate. Felted art, group beatboxing, feather cape making and hula hooping. We washed dishes and napped and ran around with friends. We met rock stars, blew bubbles and voted for the best outhouse. There was skinny dipping in the ocean before the festival each day and beach combing for bleached crabs and shells. There was time around the fire to chat, laugh and connect.
We came home with smiles and email addresses shoved in my pockets. I can’t wait for my next trip over to Haida Gwaii. Next time I vow to take my bike and camera!