Thursday, August 28, 2008

summer holiday

It's an overdue post, but since I'm already up with insomnia, here is an update on my vacation to area code 807.

You know you're in northwestern Ontario when you start seeing Robin's Donuts stores. Here's a shot of my take-out Robin's coffee early in the morning of July 20th, on the Trans-Canada Highway just west of White River.






1800 km from Toronto, and this is far as Mrs. Viggen* can take me. My family's cabin is another few kilometres by boat. Note the gorgeous Red Pine. The sound of the wind flowing through its needles is beyond calming.

* my car's nickname






The Bald Eagle population is thriving.



The view from my bedroom window.



I had a great time. Unfortunately, when I came back to Toronto, there was a total shitstorm at work, and I've been trying to recover ever since. Increased dosages of anti-depressants are helping, as is a strong ethic of "I don't give a fuck."

14 comments:

Steven said...

I'm allergic to nature.

Snooze said...

What fabulous pics! I head to Suds in a week for a little R&R. I can't wait to be in the north.

Miss Thistle said...

I need a cottage that requires a boat. You're lucky!

Jack said...

I especially love the eagle pic. I wish my car had a great name like that.

Jason said...

Nice pics.

Phronk said...

Looks beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen a bald eagle in the wild.

Salem said...

Nice. really nice.

Butchie said...

Give us our bald eagle back you bastard!

Midniter said...

Great pics. Makes me want to go up and visit.

Butchie said...

1st, is that a can of baked beans in the cup holder?
2nd, $9.99, are you out of your mind?

madamerouge said...

Click on it! You'll see it's a coffee cup. And you'll see some of my 80s music. My Saab has a cassette deck! wo0t!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Your trip looks like it was sooo much fun.

Diva said...

Robins sounds like the Dunkin Donuts epidemic in Boston.

Love the pix.

Love the "fuck it" attitude even more.

Jason said...

That eagle didn't have any hair. :(