Sleep Under Unfamiliar Stars

Imagine drifting to sleep beneath a sky twinkling so much it appears to be alive. As you close your eyes, you can hear only the sounds of nature: water lapping, wind blowing through the trees, an owl somewhere in the distance.

It’s a moment of pure, magical bliss.

Maybe you spent the day on the water, feeling your paddle dip beneath the cool crisp surface as you propelled yourself towards a secluded backwoods camping spot, or maybe you took a shorter trip, down the Madawaska River that ended at your very own camping Pod. Either way, this is the perfect end to a beautiful day.

When I lived in the city, it was nights like that I missed the most. Don’t get me wrong, the nightlife there has a lot to offer, but have you ever noticed how difficult it is to appreciate the stars when you’re surrounded by streetlights and skyscrapers?

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Dark Sky Viewing Area – Terence Dickinson


If you really want to be amazed by the night sky, then I have some advice to give: Take a back road, surround yourself with nature, and trade in your 5-star hotel for 5 million stars.




Side note: The Pods made by Algonquin Pod Company are not only one of the coolest inventions I’ve seen hit the camping scene, but they provide the opportunity to be comfortable and dry in a cozy bed, eliminating my two least favourite parts of camping (see you never cold, damp ground!)

Photo by: Joe Gilker, Dark Arts Astrophotography

The Wanderer

Chasing my desire for unrehearsed days and unexpected moments across Ontario's Highlands.

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