For our nine year anniversary, we decided to go back country camping at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. This entailed portaging as well. I will admit, I was so nervous about this trip. The idea of having to work my butt off to carry our equipment to our site, sleeping on the solid ground and only being able to bring what we were able to carry, didn’t exactly sit well with me. Not to mention, there was a higher chance of coming into contact with bears, or coyotes.
That being said, I went there with an open mind and hoping to gain some back country camping and portaging experience.I came back with a little more than that. I found a new love and appreciation for complete isolation and serenity. No technology other than my camera, pure silence with the odd sound of a loon calling out every now and then and a reminder of how spectacular the outdoors is. I am in awe still of how amazing this place was and how much I want to go back now.
It was such a wake up call, as far as what I needed more of in my life. A chance to escape the chaos and catch up with myself and with Corey. Time to check out and soak up the world around me outside the computer. Away from pressure to do anything other than to watch the sunset and drink a mug of wine. Complete peace.