"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Posted on August 4, 2017 by Sioux under General


We were up early the next morning to try and catch the sunrise on the lake but the mountains blocked off too much of the early morning light. We did however find a young fisherman honing his fly fishing skills. It was extremely cold out, but the youngster was there, warmly wrapped up against the cold, with Dad in tow. I got more photos of the lad than I did of the sunrise! What a pleasure to see a kid of that age more interested in being outdoors in the fresh air than tied up in electronic games. To quote his Dad “He’ll get a tackle box before he gets an X-Box!” Other than the fishing line making ripples on the water, the surface was as smooth as glass. 

Once we had had enough of the cold, we headed into the reserve, hoping to catch some game in the early morning light. The scenery in the park is magnificent, so open an unspoilt. I could have looked for an empty cave and moved in there and then! 

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On one of the nights, we braved the cold and went up to the dam to try and get some

star trails and photos of the milkyway. There was a lot of ambient light so didn’t quite get what we wanted but were happy with some of the results. 

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There are a lot of free roaming rabbits in the lodge grounds and I took full advantage of a long lens and the relatively calm bunnies to get some close ups. But not too close – they were very alert and hopped off if we got too close for comfort! But with a few carrots, an apple or 2, some cabbage and a few lettuce leaves, I almost had them eating out the palm of my hand! 

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3 responses to “Home again – part 3 – R and R in the wilderness #2”

  1. Pauline Smith says:

    Awesome bunnies -love to watch their whiskers whilst munching.
    And you are so right re: kids being indoors rather than outdoors. Obviously it was too cold for the fish to surface but I’m sure he had a good time.

  2. Kyle says:

    Hey there Sioux! What great photos capturing my son doing what he loves most. Much appreciated that a pro could capture the moment so beautifully. Thats right.. tackle boxes, NO xboxes for my lads. it’s not even a question in our household, and they are just fine with that. Take care, and enjoy the great outdoors, capturing mother nature in all her wonder and glory. Kyle

  3. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    Beautiful places right under our noses!

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