Canada in August on Film

October 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I think the last time I was in Canada I was 7 or 8, it was before my little sister was born so I know I had to be around that age. I have so many fond memories of that trip, fishing with my grandpa in his boat, walking along the lake shore with my cousins and aunts, visiting some large glacier bowl and being afraid my uncle was going to fall in....(I had to find that glacier formation again to show my kids and thankfully no one fell in - haha!).

I have always wanted to go back and it just never happened, now that my kids were getting old enough for me to travel EXTRA distances (like NC to MI isn't far enough, right?) I wanted them to have the experiences that I did. There weren't any aunts or uncles or cousins on this trip, just us and my Mom and my Grandpa. It was one of the most relaxing times in my adult life and it was wonderful. I only had phone service in one particular spot in the yard so checking my phone was pretty much out. There is no tv so I was able to read in my spare time. The days were spent playing in the lake, picking berries or just laying in the yard reading. 

With all the berries we picked my Mom made pancakes with berries for breakfast and a pie. With the pie crust scraps I made cute little turnovers but sadly didn't get a picture of them. My grandpa took me on his 4 wheeler WAY down the road to pick wild blueberries, the whole time I was a little nervous about interrupting a bear's lunch spot but surprisedly aside from rabbits we didn't see any wildlife on this trip. I was really holding out for a Moose!

One of the days my grandpa took us all out on the boat and we crossed the long lake and he pointed out different camps of people he knew, the lake is a lot more populated than when I was there when I was young but thankfully no more people can move in. 

It was great spending that time with my grandpa since I hardly have got to see him or spend time with him in my adult time, it was a nice quiet time to visit and just be. 

On the way up and the way back down we enjoyed the beautiful views of Lake Superior almost the entire trip and had fun making a few stops along the way. Hopefully my kids will have just as many fond memories of this trip as I did of mine. 

Photography note: these were taken on 35mm film, mostly with a Canon 1n and Fuji 400h film. A few were taken with a Canon AE-1. Scans were processed by Boutique Film Lab

 

 


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