In anticipation of a few more nights outdoors this summer, I decided to do a canoe trip. I was pretty happy with the way the photos turned out, although I did chuck my GorillaPod tripod knockoff after the trip and bought a real one.on the last Tuesday of spring. It had been a long time since I had my camping equipment out and I wanted to test it all out before going on some longer trips. I also wanted to practice taking photos with my GoPro Hero 5 as I am planning to use it as my sole camera on my upcoming Quetico
I loaded up my with my 28-year-old Sierra Designs tent, a new MEC sleeping bag and a Thermarest pad and cycled the 10 km out to our Travelmasterfarm after dinner.
The cycle out was pretty straightforward. Along the way, I saw plenty of evidence of the previous night’s wind storm; a number of large trees were down along the roads. I arrived around 8 pm. A quick look around showed that we had escaped any major damage to our property.
Around 9:30 pm, I decided to pack things in for the day as a light rain started to fall. I read for awhile, then listened to the sounds: rain, frogs, distant airplanes, rain, more distant airplanes… It was only around 1:00 am that the planes stopped crossing overhead.
Through the Night
I read for awhile, then listened to the sounds: rain, frogs, distant airplanes, rain, more distant airplanes… It was only around 1:00 am that the planes stopped crossing overhead and the full sounds of nature came out. It had been a few years I camped out, so I slept in fits and starts. I think a deer came close to the tent around 3 am, but a quick flash of light scared it off. The birds awoke me at 5:00 am and I broke camp around 5:30 am.
As seen in the lead photograph, there was no stunning sunrise, but there was no rain either. A 30 minutes cycle had me back home for a shower, breakfast and an 8 am start to my work day.
Just what a microadventure is supposed to be.