My summer days and nights have became kind of a routine now. Here in this little city, we found joy in an more easy-going lifestyle. Often, we spend time in the forest for climbing and to meet our small friends…
I fell in love with owls. Those cute animals with their wise large eyes watching us, while visiting the Refuge Pageau, an animal shelter for wounded wild animals.
Recently, we had a visitor (Monique) at our home. Not only she sailed across the Atlantic and has a lot of stories to tell, she also wanted me to assist her on her business trips around the area. This is where I found real treasures.
The last week, I spent some time travelling with some friends from home. Our destinations were spread all over Québec. The week was an outdoor adventure filled with city sightseeing, action in the snow, love in the air and the best company with good friends!
At saturday night a real wonder of nature kept us awake. We left the town up north to watch the northern lights (aurora borealis).
Last weekend we spent some nights in the forest again. Another weekend without electricity and without water but with friendly people, fondue, some sauna time and a new adventure for me: Iceclimbing.
The last weekend was all about nature. We escaped in deep forests, just 1 hour’s drive from our house, to spend two days snowshoeing and enjoying time in the chalet. This might seem a bit clichéd, but it’s a trip that I wanted to do for long. After arriving at the national park “Parc National d’Aiguebelle” we immediately followed the 6 km path to the chalet. We have came just 200 m, as in the middle of the path, fallen trees blocked our way. Those trees couldn’t resist the heavy weight of the wet snow and ice. We didn’t have any other choice, to either crawl over or under several tree trunks, hoping that these annonying complications could soon be over. Far from it! It continued that way and took all our breath and energy. Not forget to mention, that we both had to carry big backpacks. Walking through deep snow has not made the situation any easier. Anyway, we knew it would be worth it and we recognized it all the time: We strived through breathtaking landscapes, observed local plants and trees …