See Erik Swim.

Our camper in front of our house.

Feral Horses and some cattle in the Bearberry valley, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

We went camping for a few days at our favorite camping spot, the photo taken from across the river, you can see Kris in the water and our camper behind the trees. The weather was very good.

Erik trying out the water.




Even though the weather was hot, the water was very (very) cold.
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Erik still remembers how to cross the man-made bridge……

…to get to the other side….

…and back again…

The swimming hole (about eight foot deep).

Erik can swim!




See Erik swim.
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Cool, clear, cold water.

Skokijan cooling off.

Skokijan keeping a watch on Erik .

Kris in the water.

Near the  James Riverin the Bearberry Valley, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

Wet dog!!!

Me in a hammock, the photo was taken from across the creek.
You can see our camper through the trees behind me.
This hammock is 11 foot long and 7 1/2 foot wide, so that you can lay across it.
You can read here about the hammock angle.  Hubby made our hammocks from Taffeta material (banquet table-cloths.) Sourced from

All the excitement is very tiring.

…very, very tiring.

Erik waiting for a ride in the quad.

“Dick and Jane books were the predominant readers in public schools from the 1940s through the early 1960s. The books were created by educator Williams S. Gray and former teacher and reading consultant Zerna Sharp, who believed that the “whole word” method was the ideal way to teach reading.”- America Comes alive.

A Squirrel throwing a hissy fit at us.




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As usual the food was great.
Breakfast of fried egg on lettuce and toast with mayonnaise and avocado with balsamic vinegar.

Supper: Spicy Drumsticks, tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, onions and Mccain’s Potato patties cooked in olive oil on a 14″x 16″ Camp Chef Flat top griddle (to dad from dad for father’s day).

The Eggs are cooked in egg rings with spices added.

Sosaties (Kebabs) made with beef, bell Peppers, mushrooms, onions, spices, bacon, etc. which was marinated in curry, spices, Turmeric, Worcestershire sauce, etc. We usually skewer the meat and vegetables together, but this time we kept them separate to make the cooking easier.  Cooked on a Camp Chef Flat top griller. We had them with baked potatoes.

“Sosatie (pl sosaties) is a traditional South African dish of meat (usually lamb or mutton) cooked on skewers.[1] The term derives from sate (“skewered meat”) and saus (spicy sauce). It is of Cape Malay origin, used in Afrikaans, the primary language of the Cape Malays, and the word has gained greater circulation in South Africa.” – Wikipedia 

Breakfast: Toast, fried bacon and a cheese omelet made in a large egg ring on the grill.

The spatula is used to move the food around.

“This griddle is built with Camp Chef’s even heat design to minimize hot spots when cooking. Cooking and cleaning is easy because of its restaurant style high sides and convenient grease drain. Pre-seasoned with a “True Seasoned Finish,” this griddle is ready to use out of the box and has a natural cooking surface.”- Walmart

Supper: T-bone, home-made Russian sausages, Mccain’s potato wedges and fried eggs made on the grill.

Our coffee percolator seen here on the gas burner, which we use to put the Camp Chef Flat top griddle on top of. The Single Burner Cast Iron Stove is in an aluminium tray, the piece of wood is to prevent the table from getting too hot.

Night time, around the fire.

Bedtime? Erik in the “nest”

Good Night, till next time. 




  1. Great pictures. Having helped young J (7) today with homework, I do agree that your shots and captions would make a fine kids’ picture book: Erik can swim; see Erik swim; Erik likes to swim in cold water; etc.
    Books like the Dick and Jane are still very much in vogue in our schools.

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    • Ag, ek is so bly jy het dit geniet, Dina.
      Dankie ♥
      Soms loop daar mense verby, meestal “Fly-fisherman”.

      Daar was ‘n man, hy het sy kamera se drie-poot sommer in die water gesit, Dink net die fotos wat hy geneem het.

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  2. Kanada is pragtig met sy mere, berge, skoon riviere, diere, ens.
    Ons is baie gelukkig met ons plekkie in die bos, so naby aan ons huis.
    Gelukkig kon die honde in die rivier afkoel, want dit was baie warm, maar daardie water is te koud vir my !
    Daar spring soms brawe mense in die poel, maar is vinnig daar uit met ‘n gegil 😉


  3. Ek moet Perdebytjie eggo kan nie sleg wees om een van julle honde te wees nie. Maar ek kan maar een van hulle eienaars ook wees. die kos lyk heerlik maar veral omdat dit gaar gemaak word waar dit gaar gemaak word

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