Monday, July 11, 2011

Solo camping

Oh summer, how I love it.  Last week I had three days in a row completely free (which I managed by doing all of my work for the week on Tuesday), and so I tied my canoe on the car and took off for the Adirondacks.  Being a woman with a strong sense of self-preservation, I have never tried solo camping before, so this was my chance to break free from that self-imposed restriction.  I went to Forked Lake, my usual favorite camping place, and had a completely wonderful and relaxing time.  Me and my book and making good food over the fire.

Well, the one not-relaxing part was the thunderstorm that struck just as I was heading out with my fully-loaded little canoe across the lake to my site.  I was completely drenched and unhappy, muttering imprecations under my breath as I huddled under a tree in my "raincoat" (which stopped working last year under similar circumstances) and then had to empty and flip the canoe to get the water out.  But after that, I had time in the sunshine to even get a little bored....which is a luxury.

Here are a few arty photos.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

gal, you is adventurous :)

k.a. barnes said...

That sounds like heaven.