Summer Solstice.

We spent a few days boondocking with friends during the Summer Solstice, at one of our favorite places near the  James Riverin the Bearberry Valley, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

We had showers almost every day, but there were lovely breaks.

…boondocking typically means staying in a completely undeveloped area.” Free camp-sites.

The view from across the river.
A friend’s photo taken with a Cell phone.

We had a big tarp set up around the fire-pit.
A friend’s photo taken with a Cell phone from across the river.

A friend’s photo taken with a Cell phone from across the river.

“Also called dry, free, or freedom camping, wild camping is overnighting away from organized campsites, and their noise and crowds, to set up camp among the wilds of nature instead.”- Matador Network.

Erik sitting on my lap around te fire.
A friend’s photo taken with a Cell phone.

On our last day we had a thunderstorm and even hail, so we huddled together under the canopy.

It rained so much, water ran over our outdoor camping carpet.

It wasn’t too cold, so we just enjoyed Mother Nature’s Power.

Fortunately we had removed the tarp that morning, so that at least was dry.

We had also loaded the quad before the down-pour.

Erik found it boring…and…

…went to bed…

Erik on our bed.

The river turned brown.

The sun came out and it was beautiful.

Erik joined us again.

We used our portable propane fire pit for heat.



    • Jip, you don’t want that water running under the tent. Have you seen the back-country camping trailers ? That’s the way to go.
      Well, you always learn something new 😉
      According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the phrase “the boondocks” is derived from the Tagalog word bundok, which means mountain. (Tagalog is one of the two official languages of the Philippines; the other is English.)

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    • Dit is, julle sal dit geniet ♥
      Fly fishing (Google sê vlieghengel) is populêr in die koue rivier.
      Die reën is ook maar koud, ons sit maar om die vuur en gesels.


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