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Category: Summer

Admitting Defeat

Admitting Defeat

I’m sitting overlooking South Pond at Savoy State Forest.  I came for a two-night getaway at one of their CCC-built cabins, but I decided to pack up a day early and head home.  The weather is crappy, I’m not feeling well, and if I’m being totally honest with myself, I’d rather just be home. So, I guess I’m admitting defeat. I’m disappointed that my trip wasn’t the rejuvenating, nature-filled mini-retreat I had imagined. Instead, it feels difficult and like I’m…

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The Fox and the Dragonfly (Maritime Adventure Part 2)

The Fox and the Dragonfly (Maritime Adventure Part 2)

I arrived in PEI National Park today – a long, narrow tract of land that encompasses miles and miles of pristine beaches and soft sand dunes.  The Gulf of St. Lawrence is profoundly blue – a deep, dark shade that seems to well up from its inner depths.  I can imagine sitting here for hours, entranced by the long, rolling waves that push persistently forward onto the tawny shore. As happy as I am to be here, I’ve been a little troubled…

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Soul-o (aka solo) camping

Soul-o (aka solo) camping

Having time alone in nature is a soothing tonic for the soul.  Lately, I’ve found myself fed up with other people’s drama, and frankly, my own.  So, I decided, “To heck with it all! I’m going camping!” Tully Lake in Royalston, MA is a manmade lake created to control flooding in the Connecticut River valley.  There is a walk-in campground there, which keeps out the RVs and trailers, and that’s just fine by me.  Even though it’s only 30 minutes…

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