Last weekend, by the grace of good friends Matt & Kaylea, we made our now-annual pilgrimage up to a cottage in the Kawarthas. We stopped in Barrie on the way up to pick up a passanger and to eat some pizza &
charcuterie cured meat, cheese, and Peruvian olives. We made it to the cottage that night, and crashed shortly after.
The next morning I woke up to this:
…met a new friend:
…went for a swim:
…lay in a hammock:
…ate some lunch, with a very special bottle of wine: a Benjamin Bridge 2004 Brut Reserve:
…smoked a pork shoulder (well, watched Matt smoke it):
…and went for another swim:
See how calm the water is there? Yeah, so did the resident mosquito population, and they ate me alive. Could be worse though: I could have gotten as badly sunburned as Nellie.
Friday was a rapid-fire drive north through traffic, and Sunday didn’t amount to much other than rain and buttermilk pancakes, but Saturday…bacon, sunshine, swimming, sparkling wine, swimming, pulled pork, swimming, camp fire…Saturday was glorious.