7 days ago (2019-05-14 19:06:35)
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These are hardly perfect photos. The light was bad, my camera settings off, and when I looked way later after taking them, it just didn't have the quality I was hoping for.
But this feed has never been a collection of perfect photos. It's been a timeline of the good times of my life for the past few years.
When we moved into the van last month, we packed more sports equipment than clothes. We hoped that we would be able to do adventurous things and make solid memories beyond just seeing the sights.
When we got to Tumbler Ridge last week, it was because I was itching to see the waterfalls of the area and get out hiking. After our first 2km hike took us 2 hours since we were waist deep in snow only to arrive at a half frozen waterfall, I felt slightly frustrated that we would end up not doing the cool things I hoped to but would have to readjust to a level we would find boring.
The 45km overnight backpacking trip we cut, but I desperately wanted to see Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Park.
We almost didn't drive the 60km dirt road to Monkman, fearing it too would be frozen and not worth it after hearing the road had snow cover, deep ruts and pot holes for days.
We went. Because, we had driven over 1500km specifically in that direction to see those falls.
And when we arrived, they were glorious. We hiked 2km downstream in perfect light during the morning and decided we needed to get a closer look. So, by afternoon (...because everything takes longer with a 6 month old...) we were back downriver and paddling upstream to get close enough to feel the spray.
We were stoked to have Elena in the boat with a smile on her face, happy to be exploring and fascinated with the world around her.
It might not have photographed well but it was a load of fun. And for us, a preview of the adventures we hope will come.