Monday, September 5

Weekend Moments: Into the Wild

We've been living up in the far north for just under 2 months now, but we haven't really ventured too far from our home village yet. 
But this weekend we went on a little adventure. 
We paddled out to an uninhabited island to do some exploring. This is true wilderness... only you, the plants and the animals. Our more wilderness-savvy friends brought pepper spray and bear bangers, but luckily we didn't need to use them : ) 

Walking through the spruce forest was simply magical. The forest floor was covered in a thick, cushy layer of lichens... which felt like what I imagine walking on clouds might feel like.

Buried in that thick forest floor are all kinds of little treasures.... like the most flavourful berries I've ever tasted.

I'm so glad we finally made it out "into the bush", as the locals up here call it. We've definitely been missing out, and I can't wait to explore some more.

The weather has really shifted up here in the past few weeks.
The days are getting shorter and a lot colder (this morning it was 2 degrees celsius). But the up side to this is that we get to see the aurora borealis more clearly at night.
 It's magnificent!

I hope you've had a fabulously long labour day weekend.


Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Only 2 degrees already, wowzers! Those northern light are so beautiful. I can't wait to see them myself one day.

I missed the Brome Fair so much this weekend... but it turns out I got to go to a country fair anyway as they were having one not a half hour drive away.

Just a Silhouette

Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Also lincens look so cozy...

Anna Walker said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like you had an amazingly fun adventure in nature! :)
Those berries look soo good! Isn't it fantastic when you find something you don't expect and it turns out to be fabulous!?

Erin said...

Those night pictures are amazing! I love hearing about your adventures so far north. I've never ventured into true wilderness like that... I grew up in Colorado, but didn't do much more than hiking on trails or snowboarding on groomed trails. I love what you guys are doing right now!

Tiffany Kadani said...

Those lichens look so fun! Makes me want to dive right in and make lichen angels. What a fun weekend!

Eleanor said...

Absolutely stunning....I love that rugged landscape.
We live in such a beautiful world don't we?
Sometimes I think we all forget that....