Saturday, October 15, 2011

"I go by canoe" - gwitna'm

I've always loved to canoe. There is something quintessentially Canadian about the dip and splash of a paddle on a clear, glassy lake. Early morning or at dusk, it just seems to peaceful. I find myself humming French-Canadian paddle songs (C'est l'aviron") or wishing I knew an appropriate native tune. Every summer, we go to a lake in the interior, and I have great memories of paddling around with my kids. Lately, my wife and I have been kayaking. (The photo is us!) Reading about Mi'kmaq culture, and Mattie's canoe makes me think this love of water is somehow in my genes! (Canoes and culture, Mi'kmaq canoe )