woods

Clouds and beautiful days

I do often regret that I don’t post more onto this journal, I also regret that I post that nearly everytime…the fact that it’s also quite cliched to complain about this isn’t lost on me.

As I type this out I am sitting in a rather lovely park in downtown edmonton using a nice girls butt as a pillow. Around me is quite the menagerie of players…a handful of jugglers accompanied by several hemp clad hula hoopers and a large drum circle..hippy circle…oh yes…

Beautiful summer days you are so close to being here….

Last couple of weekends my beautiful fiancee and I have went out and camper under the stars on some crownland…such a great time…the first time I couldn’t get her out of the sleeping bag but the second time she was active running around getting the firewood and helping shore up the shelter.

There is something so relaxing about being out in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do but just “be”. At one point it rained so hard in the middle of the night it totally swamped our fire and just about everything we’d have if it wasn’t for some good tarp laying by my partner.

The next day we had a totally wonderful time simply walking around and doing some exploring. We’ve spent quite a few nights over the last few weeks at the same spot…I think next time we are going to venture a bit deeper into the woods…

Spent some tim trying to find shapes in clouds!!

Our humble home away from home!!!

Hail is really hard to capture in the air so you get it on the ground!

outdoor survival course

I must remember that this blog is largely for me…and of course my friends and family….but mainly for me to keep track of what i am doing…life is fleeting and this is probably the closest I will get to a proper journal or photo album.

Went out in December and spent the weekend in the woods….my running joke of the week was that I was paying $200+ to nearly freeze to death in -25 weather when I could be staying in a nice 3star hotel…ha!

But in the end I had a huge amount of fun and learnt quite a bit….and I can now say with confidence that I could survive out in a Canadian winter if the chips were down..

I really want to get out more this winter and hope to become one of those people that actually looks forward to it…I recently went tobagging with a bunch of friends that was great and my parents bought me (THANKS MOM & DAD!) some snowshoes that I am going to be taking out next weekend….

I also just had my first freezing ice bath….that was a bizarre experience but one of my new years resolutions…cold but apparently great for you.

Above…my home for the weekend…..

and….I BUILT A SAW!! 🙂 its hanging on my wall now.