by Fenya, 9 month
Saturday morning I woke up while being carried out of the house. I was a little baffled, because usually we have cuddle time, playtime and breakfast before leaving. It must have been early. I quickly recovered from the shock though as it seemed we were going on an adventure. Not long after I got into the carseat I was released again - thank god - I am not a big fan of that seat. I got to play in the rocks while mom, Pascale and Noriko unpacked the car, and put everything on the bikes. There was a lot of stuff. Once on the ferry we went to the play room, it was great, I got to crawl around and play with another baby's ball. Soon we arrived on Galiano, and I got to look at the ocean and the boat, while Noriko bought us some very tasty salmon pate. Then we were off, which was great as I was getting tired from the early wake up, so I took a little snooze. I didn't get to sleep too long though as I got woken up by music and chatter. We had arrived at the farmers marked. I got to eat blackberries and listened to a funny guy playing the ukulele. I was great. There was clapping, dancing and playing with my maracas. I would have clapped myself, but I was just so taken aback by the whole thing.
All good things have an end it seems, so I was put back in the chariot, where I quickly fell asleep. When I woke we were by the ocean (at Montague Harbour). I finally got to eat some of that delicious pate and more berries. Then mommy started undressing me, I was very upset about this especially because she was just putting me into a new suit, but I was only upset until I discovered that it was a swim suit. I got to sit in the ocean and slash the water, which is my favourite thing. I could even crawl around in the water, and there were lots of interesting things in there, some slimy, some smooth, and some pointy. The adults kept saying 'not for eating', but they don't understand that just because you put something in your mouth doesn't necessarily mean you are going to eat it.
Eventually I got taken out of the water, though I could have stayed all day. I didn't really feel ready for another nap when I was put back in the chariot, so I just enjoyed the landscape crawling by. The was a lot of hard breathing coming from mommy and also a bit of complaining. I am not sure what she was complaining about, but it seemed to stop as we started going a bit faster. It was nice to feel the wind on my toes. It didn't last very long though, and I was getting kind of bored as we slowed back down to a snails pace, so I started whimpering to show my dissatisfaction. Eventually I was heard and I got out of the chariot. I enjoyed some milk and some crawling time, before returning to the chariot were I could finally sleep now that I had a belly full of milk. When I woke up we had arrived to a new beach and I got to splash and crawl around on some cool rock formations. I was having the time of my life.
After we finished swimming there was some panic about mom's shoes. They had disappeared with the tide, and she was carrying me around in the water to try and find them. Luckily auntie Pascale found them for her. It would have been a struggle to bike me home without them. Dinner was great, although it was kind of annoying that I was not allowed to eat any of the food I accidentally dropped in the sand. After dinner I enjoyed the sunset with Noriko and Pascale, while mom put up the tent. And then it was finally time for bed. I was tired, but had a hard time falling asleep in the tent, and I got a bit freaked out every time I woke up, but luckily mom was there to calm me. Except she was not so calm when the racoon was rooting around in our stuff. In the morning we had breakfast by the ocean, and the we headed of towards the ferry. I took a long nap, as I was still tired from the restless night, and by the time I woke up we were almost back at the ferry. We stopped for ice cream and I got to crawl around a lot, it was great. We also went for another swim before the ferry, but I was getting tired again and it was kind of cold, so it was short.
It was a great weekend!