My Retreat Buddy, Sarah, and I set off after kissing kids a happy last day of school and only managed to take one wrong turn. This is actually a record for us. Usually we take at least two, and on the odd occasion more. The fault usually lies with google maps directions and surprisingly enough, Lady Gaga. This time the missed turnoff was smack in the middle of a construction zone with lots of dust. Lady Gaga was also present.
Because the peninsula is a peninsula and we were approaching it from a way that necessitated crossing water, we were treated to a ferry ride. There are a number of ferries in New Brunswick that are part of the highway system and at this time they are all free. The crossing only takes a couple of minutes.
|Ferry on the way|
|Our cabin was called the Deer Run|
|The place where we spent most of our time|
We would also eat there.
I was actually rather amazed to see that a couple of the cabins were of different construction techniques.
|Flat cut log cabin. Note the cell phone on a "shelf"|
|Round cut log cabin|
On Saturday, we went down to the "shelter" which had a kitchen where we could do some dyeing.
|Dyeing in the kitchen|
There was also plenty of room to spread out and a comfy couch for the knitter to curl up on.
I helped a couple of people to dye with my acid dyes. There was also some people that were using Wilson Cake dyes! The colours did totally unpredictable things! I had no idea what to expect out of that pot! There was also someone with Gaywool dyes. Again, something new for me. The colours were beautiful. The Moncton crew were dyeing fools and by the end of the weekend their front porch looked like it was decked out for a party with all of the coloured fleece! I didn't get a picture but I did get one of Sarah's and my sleeping accommodations. The beds were super comfortable and for once there were enough blankets on the bed!
Because we were in the middle of the woods, and because it was a particularly wet weekend, there were more than a couple of slugs around. In fact, it looked like a slug convention! Walking between cabins became a game of dodge the slugs. Sadly more than one slug lost the game and ended up being unwittingly tracked into the cabins. Ick.
There were 12 of us and meals were easily divided into 4 meals with 3 people contributing to each leaving Friday night as a free for all potluck. Needless to say the food was amazing and I regularly ate too much.
I managed to get three skeins spun in slubby form to transform into scarves to hopefully sell.
I was sorry to leave on Sunday morning, but we all declared the weekend a huge success and are going to try again next year.