We snuck out for a vacation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW for short). Our entry point was 15 miles from our house. Pretty sweet, our back door.
I brought the camera so that I could show you what it's like out there. Look what happened.
What do you suppose the chances are that I had the camera ready at that exact moment? Not only that, but look at the brilliant blue of the water! Mind you, this is my little Sony Cyber-shot camera.
I read the owners manual a few years ago and spent a couple of days understanding all of the buttons. I like to take photos in manual mode so that I can adjust the exposure, focal length, etc.
Here is an experiment I did with the salt and pepper shakers. The first image is in auto mode. The second is in manual mode. I know which one I like better....
I brought along rib eye steaks for a treat! While Steve cooked the steaks over the grill, I caramelized red onions and mushrooms over our camp stove.
You can't bring glass or cans into the Boundary Waters. But no worries; these days boxed is really good. We brought along Bota Box Malbec. Turns out I like this one better than their Old Vine Zinfandel.
I also picked up two new plastic glasses at Shopko. Having the lines is a good way to measure the pour.
Camping is like Christmas for Tansy. Our campsite had some really feisty squirrels. Best babysitters you can have.
Look how very, very tempting.
Another lucky shot. Just as I snapped the photo of the squirrel, the loon popped up to the surface. A chance in a million.
I leave you with this vista from our campsite. Sipping coffee overlooking this. It just doesn't get much better.