Friday, July 20, 2007

Tap-Tap-Tap....Anybody Home?

Nope, not here, well soon anyway. Tonight we are doing the Happy Dance. We are on vacation....finally. So what does this mean exactly? Well, for us it means two weeks to explore new places and meet new people, while travelling the waterway on our sailboat.

And let me tell you that this is no straight and easy feat.

You see, our boat is also our tent, if you will. While landlubbers hitch their tent on the back of their car, and head for campsites, we untie the docklines and head out on the water.

We have all of the amenities to survive a vacation off the grid, and this a good thing, since the grid needs a little rest methinks. It just takes a little bit of planning to get us to Nirvana land. We bring our own food and beverages, bottled water, entertainment, clothing for four seasons (this IS Canada after all). It's sort of like packing for a few extra weekends, but not knowing what weather we'll actually experience, so we bring LOTS.

We'll have to stop at the storage and pick up the kayak, and floating chair and 2 telescope chairs.

It sounds like a chore, and in some ways it is, because we repackage things to fit into small spaces, and leave the garbage at home, but once we get everything stowed away, and those docklines are free, so are we. It's a feeling of excitement mixed with anxiety, happiness and hysteria. Freedom from the rat race, the expectations, the demands.

So, I leave you with this picture of My Sweetie. It was taken last year at the Benjamin Islands. Doesn't he appear to be having the most leisurely time in the floating chair?

*the chair is calling*

**if I find a wireless connection somewhere, I'll be able to blog**


Anonymous said...

I live vicariously through your hammock.

Jeni said...

Looks and sounds like a perfect way to vacation to me! Wish I were going with you.

thailandchani said...

The entire thing sounds perfect to me, too!

And I hope you are enjoying "Eat, Pray and Love". It's one of the best books I've read this year!



Barb said...

It sounds simply wonderful! I don't think I could get into or out of one of those chairs without seriously injuring myself.

Bon Voyage!

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Nikki Neurotic said...

I hope you are having a good time on your vacation...see you around when you get back.

lattégirl said...

Still checking in daily in case you update. I hope you're having a great time. xxoo

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Anonymous said...

These vacation people are starting to bug me. No one around the cubicles to hassle.

Anonymous said...

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