Working for a tree planting camp has led to an exploration of New Brunswick. We moved from the small town of Juniper to a site on private woodlands near Plaster Rock. The journey was quite an adventure. I relied on Google Maps to get to the new location. The app must know I have aContinue reading “Camp Move #2 – Plaster Rock”
Tree Planting Camps move according to where the trees need to be. We relocated to our first Bush Camp a coupla weeks ago. A change of scenery is not a bad thing, but it was a stark change to say the least. We moved from the farm, where we camped in a lovely grassy orchardContinue reading “Bush Camp”
Working seasonally is a lot like Summer Camp. There are many people that you only see during your work season. Shenanigans are a given, and there’s a distinct sense of some other place. When you work seasonally, the real world feels left behind. In my current Camp Life, I’m on my own about 90% ofContinue reading “Camp Life”
After the planters leave I clean up breakfast and start working on the next day’s morning meal
Well, it happened. I’m finally a resident of Saskatchewan. Included with this acquisition are a driver’s license and vehicle registration, so my Truck is Canadian now too. The Truck was a long process that required customs forms, vehicle inspections, and vehicle modifications. The driver’s license was equally complex, but they’re both done now. These wereContinue reading “On Your Mark…”
In a week’s time Rebecca and I will travel across Canada to a tree planting camp.
Like most camping trips, winter camping can have peripheral activities. There’s ice fishing, and cross country skiing and snow shoeing. We opted for the latter. I’d been snowshoeing a few times before. It requires the use of different muscle groups, that can be awkward for the less experienced. Poles are definitely required, for me. WeContinue reading “Winter Camping: The Hike”
The memory of the fire from the previous night motivated me enough to get up to build another.
Eventually you pull yourself away, with an illusion of comfort from the fire’s heat, and head to bed.