We are home- in the city- home from a lovely weekend spent at the edge of the forest and the shores of Howe sounds- at Porteau Cove. I have written about how we love this spot before but oh- it is magical- to say I came home reluctantly is an understatement. In spite of the rain we had quite the adventure- searching for crabs, learning about rocks from Lovely Cousin Laura and of course holding Miss Lo's fourth birthday party.
The Littles and I spent all day Friday at the camp site as the Mr. went back to the city for work- I will admit that I was a little worried about being left alone in the forest with these two wild children- but we all rose to the occasion and found lots of different ways to entertain ourselves. Just being quiet with no fancy toys or television to distract us was exactly what we all needed- separation from life in the city.
I knitted and drank copious cups of coffee while the Littles scooted on their scooters up and down the road. We took a long walk on the beach- poking around under rocks and in the shallows- cross referencing our handy pocket guide of B.C. Seashore Life.
The land here at this spot is beautiful- magical- quiet and ancient- huge logs have washed onto the shore- eroded away by water- roots and all- to form a natural breakwater that is possibly the best climbing structure the Littles could ask for! We watched the rain coming up the sound in sheets- watched as it passed by from the comfort of our tent before heading back out for more exploring.
So here I sit on a Monday morning miles away from that magical spot- the soundtrack to this day so very different to yesterdays- so much more jagged and rough. As much as I love the city I am ready for a change- after this summer of exploring our amazing province I know with great certainty that what I need- what my whole family needs is to be in a place with more magic- more quiet- more trees. I have left bits of my heart all over this province as I fall in love with the land so easily- but this is different- this rugged land feels like home.
I want to just give a great big shout out to all of our amazing friends and family who came out this weekend to help celebrate our special Miss Lo- thank you all for going so far for such a special day- it means so much to us! To Lovely Cousin Laura, Brian and our favourite furry friend Rocket- thank you for spending the weekend with us- it was so much fun! I am going to venture out and say that this was one of my most favourite birthday party ever- so much fun!