But I travel light when we take the canoe out. After weeks of oven-hot days that made it hard to get motivated midday, yesterday treated us to a much appreciated thunderstorm (well, Jake didn’t appreciate it really). So this morning the scene on the water was breathtaking. Heading into the sun we looked through a gentle mist rising off the water. Green hills beyond and a great heron flying low across the water, silhouetted against the brightened mist. The new breezes refreshed our baked skin and soothed our spirits.