A couple weeks ago I went on my first camping trip of the year over on Newcastle Island. I’ve hiked around the island several times years ago and even paddle-boarded there and back twice more recently, but this was my first camping trip. We had a great time, as we shared amazing food, laughs together on a gorgeous weekend while telling the Raccoons, who were way too comfortable coming on to our site in broad daylight that they had to leave. They were damn cute, but we didn’t trust them!
Once I returned from that trip, I decided I was going to set up my tent on my patio and start sleeping out there every night, however the forecast kept calling for rain so I was waiting until afterwards, but the rain never came. So yesterday, I finally set it up. I was so excited to sleep out there and just as I fell asleep, I was awoken by rain. Of course, we would get rain on the day I set it up! Even though when I checked the forecast, there was no mention of rain. I quickly threw over the rain cover as I had kept it off in hopes of falling asleep under the stars and then decided best to sleep inside for the night. Well it was a good thing I did, as this morning it was pouring when I woke up and when I checked the tent, I discovered it was quite wet in there. No leaks that I could find and now it will take some time for everything to dry out, so camping on the patio has been postponed til further notice. I’ll let you know once I’ve given it a try.
However, I’ve already got my next camping trip booked in a few weeks, this time out in Tofino! Of all my trips out there over the years, this will be my first camping trip, so really looking forward to it! The best beach on the island is definitely Long Beach. I’ve walked along it many times before, walking through the sand or water. It’s an amazing feeling. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever swam there. Maybe the weather needs to be really hot. It’s cold in there!
I’ve still been busy creating the content for my online course, that I was initially planning to launch this month. Instead I’ve decided to spend the summer on it, as the extra long days of working non-stop were starting to catch up to me. It was easier to do during the colder months and having something to continuously be working on indoors was great while it snowed or rained. Although, with this being my favourite time of year and as everyone’s schedules being busier now anyway, I’m allowing myself to enjoy summer, while working on the program without feeling the pressure of getting it all completed so quickly.
Outdoor Yoga has started for the season! One of my favourite things to do is practice Yoga out in nature, there’s nothing like being surrounded by the ocean and trees, listening to the birds and hearing the waves crashing around you to feel completely at peace and energized at the same time. I’m excited about spending more time hiking the trails and camping over the next couple of months. What are some of your favourite summer activities?