Happy Friday!!! Here comes the weekend!!
We survived our camping trip. Good golly, we had fun!
That is once we got to our campsite, located in the back country and accessible only by canoe or kayak. High winds and choppy water made the paddling a bit of a chore. Of course the wind was in our faces, ha!
Keji (that’s what us locals call Kejimkujik National Park, pronounced ked-gee) is a little piece of heaven here in Nova Scotia. You know what I love the most? The smell. Hard to describe but it’s a mix of evergreens, leaf loam, and air so clear you just want to take a bite out of the sky.
Also, the quiet. All you can hear is the wind in the trees, the “plop” of frogs jumping into the water, and in the evening, the loons. Such a haunting, sad sound. Especially so when you’re aware of their low numbers.
Once the sun sets, shortly after 9PM, the coyotes come out to play –at a distance, thank goodness. On this trip we heard what sounded like a whole litter of pups welcoming the parents home from a day of hunting. Or, my theory, misbehaving pups getting a good spanking, LOL. And a bit later we heard owls chatting about the day’s rodent catch. I think it was screech owls because their conversation started with an all-mighty screech.
Innumerable stars blanket the sky. More than you can imagine. On a clear night every inch of sky contains a star or two.
Can you tell I love this place? I’ve been camping here for as long as I can remember. First with my family, then with the Girl Guides. Hubby and I tented here when we were dating, and we spent part of our honeymoon at one of the back-country sites. We brought our kids when they were little, and have done so almost every year since.
Do you like camping? Have a favourite park?