To continue where I left off…
Brave the cold Canadian ocean…does waist deep count? I think I made up for it by swimming in the iciest of waterfalls.
Eat fish and chips with my toes in the sand (thank you Jay…)
10. Paddle board. This didn’t happen somehow!
11. See every member of my (20+) immediate family. Almost! Thanks to a birthday celebration for my beautiful grandma (who is a youthful 90 year old card shark!) I was able to visit with aunts, uncles and cousins that I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.
Visually explore the art that is Montreal’s public spaces.
Drive or rather train, from Montreal to Toronto to visit our fantastic China friends, the Leppariaults. Of course, there were matching t-shirts involved!
Hike the Nootka trail (spend 5 days in the wilderness and avoid being eaten by wild animals). Success! This was a fantastic venture into the wild West coast of Canada where the number of bears and wolves grossly outnumber us, the handful of hikers. We were fortunate to share the beaches, waters and forests with bears, wolves, humpback whales, sea otters, seals, deer, mink and snakes along with thousands of birds and some sedentary marine life. We hiked around 50km of coastline over the course of 5 days with everything we needed strapped to our backs. It really was amazing.
Spend a week on a beach in Thailand all on my lonesome. Doing yoga. Meditating. Eating clay shakes. And this is where I am now! On the island of Koh Phangan, at the fantastically peaceful Sanctuary. It took me over 40 hours of straight travel to get here directly from Vancouver (Think 3 flights, 1 car ride, 1 bus ride, 1 ferry, 1 taxi and 1 long tail boat) but I’m already so relaxed…could be something to do with the 13 hours of sleep I got last night! 7 days of this can’t go slowly enough.