Komoka Provinical Park is located in London, Ontario, Canada, just a short drive away from my sister’s house. My sister is a fitness nut, and goes hiking there alot. A few years ago, Buddy the dog and I decided to go hiking with her. On an empty stomach. With no water. In really hot weather.
We were three-quarters into the hike when I felt dizzy. I needed water so badly I wanted to lie in wait and mug the next hiker with a water bottle. Somehow I made it back in an upright position. My sister didn’t even break a sweat.
You’d think I would have learned.
This past Sunday I was back, only this time with a heavy, cumbersome camera bag that got exponentially heavier with every step. I did, however, bring water and ate a sandwich before I left.
My sister acted as guide and sherpa, carrying my camera bag for at least a third of the journey. Helen, my photographer friend, stoically refused to let anyone carry her camera bag until I forced her to relinquish it on the way back. ( I traded her the bag for Buddy-on-a-leash). Amazing that we/I managed to snap some decent shots. And oh–I fell over a rock while taking a picture. Of rocks. And to think I wanted to work for National Geographic.