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    Cottage Life Day 7 – Big Adventure Day

    by Or, as I’m also referring to it as: “Trip to the Little Lake on Big Island in a Slightly Bigger Lake”. Another excerpt from last week’s vacation. Said trip involved: 10-minute drive to the appropriate boat launch, 5-kilometre paddle by kayak to the place where I tied the boat, Safely extract myself from the kayak without drowning or breaking any bones and make sure it’s secured so I’m not stranded, 40-metre climb that also covered about 20 metres in vertical distance, 25 metres worth of horizontal-ish bushwhacking without the benefit of a trail or path. Destination: On a map (blue circle is the boat launch, red circle is where…

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    Cottage Life Day 5

    by An excerpt of last week’s life. Order of Operations: Get up Walk the dog Breakfast Write 3 km Kayak exploratory journey Martial Arts work out Read Lunch Explore remains of 1800s log cabin farm buildings Geocaching Write Dinner Do something on the water (swim, kayak, sit on the dock) Watch the sunset Hot tub/Lounge on the deck (I’m likely the second one of these. Hot tubs are usually too hot for me.) Walk the dog Look at the stars Read Bed Other days have similar agendas, sometimes with a bigger exploration (the Bonnechere Caves and Eagle’s Nest lookout, for example). This just happens to be the day I’m writing…