Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Swimming in Sproat Lake - A Heartful Weekend

Last weekend I unplugged.  I left all electronic devices at home (left my cell phone in my car for emergency use only).  In my opinion a vacation is not a vacation when you have access to technology in one form or another. 

I spent my long weekend camping with my cousin and it was F-U-N!  I loved the communal meals, that were delicious and nutritious I must add, spending time with family, sleeping under the stars, and lazing by the lake the whole day.  It was extremely hot on the island last weekend; I think I spent more time in the water than on land! The days by the lake turned into evenings by the lake.  My cousin’s partner encouraged us all to go night swimming, and I’m so glad she did because it was deeply rejuvenating. 

In my view, a day spent in the sunshine and water is great therapy for the body.  Plus, it was good to give my mind a much needed rest!  I spent the early part of the mornings in silence, watching the calm clear lake shimmer...until the speed boats started up.

Unfortunately no technology means I have no photos to post of the weekend.  I simply enjoyed the moments for what they were.  The beautiful mountains surrounding the lake, one of which was still snow covered – the contrast was stark!  The water bomber was also in flight this weekend; it flew right by us as we were swimming. Here is a photo, courtesy of the world wide web.

On my way home I was feeling thirsty and recalled a water spring nearby, so I made a much needed stop over.  Usually one would just stop at the 7-11 and pick up a bottled water, though not moi.  I drove to the spring, put on my rain boots, and trekked 50 feet up into the forest with all the water bottles on hand.  The outcome was pure tasty spring water.  I am so grateful for all the wonderful experiences I have been having since moving to beautiful BC.  There’s lots more to come!

1 comment:

  1. I have not been to Sproat Lake in years! It is one of our hidden treasures.
    Kudos to you for unplugging. I think it is nearly impossible to be Mindful when we are constantly using technology. I unplug every so often. I do practice Miksang so I use my camera sometimes but some of my most memorable times are the times when I just enjoyed the moment.