"Want to kayak this afternoon?"
He didn't have to ask twice!
I was exhausted after long days of meetings with Chinese clients whose English was limited and a quiet paddle around Bowman Bay was irresistible.
Bring on the sunshine and the water!
The woods look different when seen from a kayak...
... kelp and starfish and jellyfish, too.
And then, since one little jaunt deserves another, we decided on a family hike at Fir Island.
The barns along the country roads...
wildflowers so high you have to wade through them.
If you're feeling worn out and stressed, let me recommend a jaunt somewhere wild, whether it's the sea that's calling you or the woods or just a quiet corner in the neighborhood park.
Take along a buddy or two and leave the world behind.
There's not much summer left and we all need a little quiet to reflect and recharge before autumn.