Saturday, October 2, 2010

Summer Reminiscence

On Sunday August the 5th we set out on a holiday--a seaside holiday to be precise. The car packed like a sardine can with snacks, pillows, duffels, and extra bags for the ride (belonging to Erika and Rachel) filled with our journals, sketchbooks, and current book we were reading (Harry Potter, of course).
The five days we spent by the sea (Lake Huron) was magical, and pure bliss. We took lengthy walks along the shore, collecting seaglass as we went, and setting the camera down on timer occasionally....well a bit more than occasionally.
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We saw a sailboat race during an outing and wished that one of those boat's could have belonged to us, we imagined wonderful things to call our sail boats. 
We swam in the beautifully pure and blue water and, still wet from the swim, took pictures. 
We watercoloured on a rocky cliff, read on the beach, and all of us kids practically lived off Animal Crackers, which is probably the best snack in the world. The first two days we had afternoon outings and always listened to the infamous Vampire Weekend-all the little kids singing along too-we have taught them well! 
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On an outing the first day we found swans in the water and dubbed them: Pat and Meryl.
One evening a fog came round that took our breath away--it was magical. At one point a barge was on the horizon blowing its horn. The sound and fog reminded us of an old British murder mystery film. 
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We took magical late night walks and looked out upon the stars.  It was pitch black and all you could hear was the sound of rushing waves.  Nighttime was a great time to just sit on the beach in silence, it has an eerie feel about it, but was brilliant all the same. 
Ian (Erika's brother), Emma (Erika's sister), and us got to sleep in the loft above the garage. It was so fun to have it all to ourselves. At night we all took our turns taking showers, then would go back to the house across the sidewalk and hang out with everyone (one night we watched The Dark Knight and another night we painted adorable little tug boats), and then come back at about midnight and stay up for ages talking of all things brilliant.
The last night was grand--Aunt Linda and Uncle Corky (our hosts) treated all of us kids to ice cream from the shop down the road.
The whole week was full of wonderful memories. We have both agreed it was the main highlight of our practically perfect in every way Summer. 
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And many times all of us kids came down and fumbled around on the rocks trying to see how far we could go.
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The week was magnificent, and oh so fun. It makes us miss Summer all the more than we do already. We end this little post in hopes of going on another seaside holiday next Summer. Summer is officially over, but it's always good to reminisce and hope for good times the rest of the year! 

With lots of love,
Erika and Rachel ♥


  1. These pictures are so, so lovely, sounds like the most amazing time!!
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  2. I love your photos - you should definitely post bigger versions! The one in the mist, and of you all on the swings are so cute!

  3. I love these pictures. So much freedom, and fun!
    I hope you have a great week.


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  5. I love that post...So happy and fun! Happy Monday,sweeties....Hope you both will have an amazing week:)


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  10. i would love to visit the beaches on the east coast some day (i'm guessing that's where you are, but maybe not?) lovely photos and such a fun time!! xo.


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