Last weekend K and I tent-camped overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca while outdoor’n our way around the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. It was crisp, windy, damp and beautiful….
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a 96-mile-long body of water which separates the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, Wash. from British Columbia, Canada, and is the outlet of the Salish Sea into the Pacific Ocean.
Some highlights of the stay were:
- watching multiple bald eagles soar in and out of the trees around us
- watching misty sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of the tent
- waking up in the middle of the night to see the stars (note to self: “big dipper screen saver” lol)
- cool, moist, fresh air–a much needed break from the extreme heat and wildfire smoke we’re experiencing out here in Eastern Washington
The (typical) rough bits were:
- stiff muscles and creaky joints from hiking and sleeping in the cold
- disrupted/sluggish digestion from traveling
- a sore neck from Stevie (my dog) hogging the headspace/pillows in the tent every night
Here’s where sunrise campsite yoga comes in.
Lubricating my creaky joints, smoothing out cranky spots, and quickly assessing my overall physical, mental and emotional needs for the day…
The way I see it, an A.M. view like this is a precious gift…
The way I see it, this human body and the power to move it is a precious gift, too.
I strive always to be a grateful, humble, studious recipient of these gifts!
For those curious, the boat in the background of the video appears to have been left to rust on land many years ago. 🙂
This was a spontaneous and candid recording filmed outside the tent just after sunrise.
No yoga mat or props… hoodie, wool cap, boots, grass, rocks and all.
Pausing to soak in my surroundings. ❤
I hope you get a chance to go outside and move your body around real soon.
All the best, EK