Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls….I am pleased to announce that a Happening has occurred!
Something other than cleaning! Outside of the dishes! Beyond the laundry room!
Lo, outside of camp even! Yes, ‘tis true – I left and came back. We went, we saw, and we conquered….
The Great Stikine.
Finding an afternoon with no clients is an extremely rare event around the Lodge. And having such a day coincide with beautiful 28 degree weather is definitely a day to be taken ahold of indeed! This being said, when Billy the Pilot offered to take me and Janice the Cook up the river and leave us with a canoe, I was all in.
3 minutes up by plane, and an hour and a half to drift downstream…pretty much paradise.
After 17 days of the same routine, I hadn’t realize how stifled I was beginning to feel. It’s incredible how much a few hours of blissful freedom can perk one up! But then again, this is one pretty incredible location too.
I got to wear my explorer pants too. A day in explorer pants is a good day.
Anyways, it was really cool to get out and reaffirm my canoeing skills, see a little bit more of this area and actually get out and do something. It’s nice to know a little bit more of what clients are experiencing when they go out. Even seeing Lasloui Lake from a different angle was refreshing! It seems bigger when you come out of the river and it stretched all before you.
The colours here are my favourite part. Blues and Greens of so many hues and shades and patterns all mingling boldly together in a rich contrast of mountains and water and sky. The wind is quickly becoming a delight to me too. It’s not the hindering, blustery coldness of winter misery designed to blow hair in your face and chill you to the bone that I used to persist in seeing it as. There’s a lot of different kinds of wind. Here, it’s a taste of arctic chill that’s a refreshing sensation in the afternoon and a blessing to my laundry line. I rather like the wind now.
Enjoy the pictures, but don’t be too jealous! Remember, this was our one 2 hour episode in 17 days! ‘Twas Glorious : )