09 August 2012


We have been out for the day again today enjoying the wonderful warm weather.  I had resigned myself at the beginning of the week to a cool summer.  It seems this week that we are getting some heat, so we are making the most of it.

We took the canoe out again on a local lake.  We packed lunch and tea this time.  There was a light breeze so we managed some sailing although we were sailing into the wind which is a bit slower.  We were heading down the lake in the hope that we would be able to sail back up, but guess what, when we turned to come back the wind turned too!  Not for long though, the lake is surrounded by hills and the wind changes at various parts of the lake so eventually it was behind us.

There were a few clouds in the sky and my eldest spent some time looking at them and seeing the most amazing shapes in them such as a map of North America, a fish spine and a tree to name but a few.

We cooked tea on a shingle beach using the kelly kettle, actually we reheated it as I had already cooked it that morning.  We were the only boat on the lake as we returned to the car.
When we arrived home there was the most beautiful sunset, a perfect mackerel sky, as I was taking this picture my youngest said Smile Clouds!


  1. I was hoping to get through the rest of the Summer with it being cooler but it's warmed up here, too. I guess I can manage to get through it now that my beloved Autumn is in sight...

    I love your sailing day posts - they're so dreamy and inspiring. It makes me want to go and read Swallows and Amazons and build a fire for outdoor cooking.

    1. I think our heat is not due to stay around for long, so we are trying to make the most of it and spend as much time outside.

  2. I discovered your blog last night, have been really captured by it, I love the idea of canoeing trips they sound fantastic!


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