Camping, With a Side of Knitting

Despite having two straight days of rain, we managed to do a lot in Lac La Biche.  The park we were at was Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, and it's the only island provincial park in Alberta.  There's a causeway from the mainland to the island, so you can drive right out, and the area is known for being a migratory bird sanctuary, and a place where the explorer David Thompson landed there in 1798. 

The public beach on an overcast, windy day; you can see the causeway stretching toward the left

The public beach on an overcast, windy day; you can see the causeway stretching toward the left

We managed to do a bit of canoeing every day and H mucked around on the beach, of course, throwing all kinds of things into the water.  There were so many kinds of birds there, it made me wish I knew more about how to birdwatch and identify bird calls.  We did see an osprey fly right over us, and a pileated woodpecker, and some cormorants and pelicans.

I did also manage to get a bit of knitting done, mostly in the car and when it was raining.  I took no fewer than two projects with me: a new sweater design I'm working on and O's FLK socks.  I started the trip with a few rounds on the toe of the second sock, and now I'm about a half-inch away from starting the heel.  I also did most of the back part of the sweater, which is probably less impressive than it sounds as it's a child-size sweater on 6.5 mm needles.

It was a peaceful and restful trip, and I'm back and ready to keep knitting.