Dancing As One

β€œYou cannot be who you are not.
Simply rest, sit still and unknot.
You may even try to emulate and inspire,
But it’s the inner self that you’ll transpire.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The DAO (Dancing As One) Workbook Illustrated

Quetico Provincial Park

Sunset – Quetico Campground
Arrival of Sunset

Canada’s Provincial parks are an incredible resource if you ever find yourself in need of a campground. Everyone we stayed at had hot showers and laundry facilities encapsulated in a clean, peaceful serene environment.

And you feel safe DESPITE being advised to use bear-resistant containers.

P.S. I didn’t see a bear.

Reversing Course

Somewhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, reality checked in and I realized trying to rush through what is arguably my once-in-a-lifetime journey, was ludicrous.

Who blows through British Columbia and Alaska in less than a month if one of your goals is to photograph the scenery?

Anyway, we headed into Canada after leaving the Voyageurs National Park area traveling east to drop back into Vermont with the intent to drive south, following the leaves changing down the eastern coast.

A good decision. πŸ˜€

Ontario, Canada

Abandoned House

Given the harshness of Canada’s winter, especially along the coast, I can only imagine the tales the former occupants of this house could tell.

But what a beautiful location during the milder months.

Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Table Decorations

Some traditions are meant to continue, such as having an appropriate table top decoration at mealtimes.

Aslan takes the tradition seriously. πŸ˜€

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”
– J.M. Laurence


Head Harbour Lightstation

“During the Napoleonic Wars, when Britain and the United States were at economic war, the town of Eastport, Maine grew rapidly as a smuggling center. Campobello Island, on which Head Harbour Lighthouse was built (part of New Brunswick, but only 12 km away from Maine’s coast), also became a trade center. During the 1820s, trade flourished and traffic grew between Campobello Island and the Maine Coast. Fishing, shipping, and shipbuilding were very important activities in Passamaquoddy Bay, but the famous Fundy fogs, high tides, and treacherous rocks around Campobello Island bit into the profits and hearts of seafaring traders. Head Harbour’s light was the first Canadian response to this danger, built to warn sailors approaching the craggy rocks and shoals around Campobello Island. Former American President Franklin D. Roosevelt spent his childhood summers and contracted polio on Campobello Island.”
– http://www.campobello.com/lighthouse/litehistory.html

I had no idea.

Head Harbour Lighthouse, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Mill Cove

Before heading over to Deer Island, I visited the Head Harbour Lightstation on Campobello Island. On my way out, I asked the (young) park attendants where I could take the dogs so they could run off-leash.

Mill Cove was their suggestion and it was just perfect for Granger, Aslan, and Zoe to stretch their legs and do a bit of wading before we boarded the ferry.

Mill Cove, Lubec, Maine