Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Island in the Sun

arbutus trees

Tribune Bay beach

We have returned from our glorious trip. Well, it was more glorious for some than others. A particular pollen release left 2 of our group of 7 adults and 3 little ones with some sinus suffering. But despite that we really enjoyed ourselves. We ate wonderful meals, had fun campfires, laughed, hiked, played on the beach and let nature do her magic.

Helliwell Provincial park

There was no rain (for which I'm very grateful) and our family of 3 fared well. Kyan really loved it. The freedom and the camaraderie. Some of my favorite moments were: sipping mead on summer solstice overlooking a beautiful vista of sea and mountains, hearing the waves crash on the shore as we sat around a warm campfire with the stars shining above, hiking through magical trees and bluffs, seeing many deer and sea creatures, sitting in the ocean and casting a circle...
I can still feel the sun in my bones and smell campfire in my hair. It is amazing how even three and a half days can feed the soul.

a graceful sight

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. I love the photo of the deer it's so spirit infused or something to me!