a man. a woman. a plan. a vanagon.

On May 5, 2011, we picked up our baby: a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper.

We don't have an actual baby, so we decided to pour all our time, money and effort into a 29-year-old vehicle.

These are our summer stories, travels, pictures, projects, adventures, lusted-after accessories and anything else that's fit to print.

Words and things by Vanessa. Photos by Corey. Usually.

~ Tuesday, December 27 ~
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~ Monday, August 8 ~
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an island adventure.

i kept my iphone in a sealline e-case (because last time i tried to capture moments over water, my phone fell into the water and never recovered). it worked just like it said it would: my phone did not get wet and i could access the touchscreen. nifty little thing.

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~ Sunday, August 7 ~
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plotting.
planning to explore the bruce peninsula.
where did we end up?
the grotto: scrambling over rocks and swimming
parks canada visitor centre: for educational purposes and a disappointing gift shop 
singing sands beach: hundreds of feet of ankle deep wading
cyprus lake: to wash our hair, ‘cause bruce peninsula national park has no showers
tobermory: for fish and chips
this island: the unnamed one between tobermory and flowerpot island. corey crawled around the shore of the whole island while i sat on a rock
thorncrest outiftters: for an all-day kayak rental
verna’s gift shop: for new hats

plotting.

planning to explore the bruce peninsula.

where did we end up?

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~ Thursday, August 4 ~
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bruce peninsula national park: the campsite and the trees and a hammock and a pair of handsome nautical chairs.

bruce peninsula national park: the campsite and the trees and a hammock and a pair of handsome nautical chairs.

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~ Monday, August 1 ~
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camping portraits by erika.

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~ Tuesday, July 26 ~
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tucked away in the trees.

tucked away in the trees.

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~ Saturday, July 23 ~
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~ Thursday, July 21 ~
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singing sands beach on the bruce penisula.

singing sands beach on the bruce penisula.

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singing sands beach on the bruce penisula.

singing sands beach on the bruce penisula.

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~ Monday, July 18 ~
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a breakfast progression

camping guests are just an excuse for elaborate breakfasts.

we like to impress our guests and feed them well (plus many hands make light work and all that).

on the menu:

  • scrambled eggs with tomatoes, super hot pepperettes and goat cheese
  • boiled and grilled potatoes with salt, pepper and paprika
  • museli toast with butter

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~ Saturday, July 16 ~
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we spent a week camping at cyprus lake in bruce peninsula national park.
most of the week looked like this.

we spent a week camping at cyprus lake in bruce peninsula national park.

most of the week looked like this.

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