Some of my favorite childhood memories were the days I spent camping by the sea. It was there where I learned how to love the natural world and not be afraid or ignorant of it. I can remember how soft the marshmallows tasted after twirling around the open fire pit, they were always too soft or slightly burnt but we were just happy to be alive in the summertime.
On June twenty fifth, Carter and I will be leaving for an adventure of our own a journey through the mountains and blackberry bushes until we reach the sea on Vancouver Island. We bought a van, turned the back seat into a shelter, saved our coins, booked our campgrounds, laughed at the odds of it all coming true and now we're counting down the few days left before we say goodbye to our nest and call ourselves ocean bound.

For all of July, my alarm clock will be the wavering pine and the sun rising above my shoulders. In the afternoon, when my cheeks are rosy from the morning light, I will hike the woody trail, swim in the seawater, or fall asleep to the birds singing. I will have evening for watching firewood shrink when it kisses the fire and I will have Carter to play music and moonlight card games with me.

There will be very few showers, certainly no bubble baths, only the seawater to make us feel clean. If you have any favorite camp fire recipes or songs, please share them with us.  :)

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  1. sounds like an amazing adventure! have fun and safe journey!

  2. wow that sounds like great experience ! can't wait to read how it was <3 the photos are beautiful <3

  3. Sounds amazing! Have a fantastic time :)

    Hayley xx

  4. Cute pics!

  5. These are some great photos, Amy! They are very interesting and original.


  6. this sounds like such a beautiful holiday, especially with someone you love! i'm sure you'll both have such an amazing time camping in the mountains and the sea and waking up with the sun and doing whatever you feel like doing every day. :)

    little henry lee

  7. The adventure sounds so great! I've never camped by the sea before, but I hope I can do it some day! Your pictures always look impeccable, I like every single one of them. :)


  8. ooh wow. Amy, i cannot imagine how exciting this must be for you. can you even sleep at night from the excitement of it all?! i tell you, i am just about ready to bust after reading this post. all winter long and now into this summer, i've been obsessively reading previous posts and articles about adventures like this, planing and dreaming and yearning more and more every moment. this is the adventure i long for. your coming adventure sounds incredible, especially the way you described the music and saltwater days and nights with your beautiful writing. i do hope you will take a moment later to share it with us. please cherish every moment knowing that you are living the dream.
    happy trails :)

  9. have a nice and safe trip!

  10. Such pretty photos, have a safe trip! Xx

  11. Anonymous26.6.14

    Ah, I love the photography. And, this blog design is beautiful <3
    The dried flowers remind of the bookmarks I made out of them when I was younger.

    xx, Bittersweet Peppermint

  12. oh my, this looks like the most loveliest roadtrip ever! I looooove these pictures with the dried flowers and maps, they remind me of when I was a child and my parents, my sister and I drove to France...Nostalgia <3
    And I just HAVE to say: the outfit in your previous post is sooooooo amazing! I mean, that SKIRT!!! Wow! I absolutely loved it <3 <3

  13. so, I really want to go on an adventure like this with my boy ;)
    nice trip to you!

    (so cute photos!)

  14. The pics look so dreamy and calm! Love ur blog xx

  15. The seawater would be lovely.

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