One of the advantages of spending some time house sitting in our home city is that friends can visit. Combine that with having friends with a slightly askew sense of humour and life gets interesting.

When my buddy Kevin said he was going to bring some fire wood from British Columbia to chop, this was not the first thing that came to mind.
Once we rolled it out of his van the biggest question is where do you start?

The beauty of having friends like this is they also bring the proper tools with them to get the job done. I had a lot on my mind that week and Kevin was good enough to leave me with the wood and tools to spend some quality time working my way through it.

With a supremely tuned chainsaw with a 13″ bar and a chunk of wood 30″ across the only solution is to get cutting. I am sure the pedestrians walking by were questioning my sanity.
For those of you that have tried cutting around a large object this view is probably not a new one. So close. Nothing a plunge cut and some axes won’t fix.
Patience is key. That and a big axe or two.
Divide and conquer. Once I got it in half it was pure enjoyment. One chunk at a time, there is little as relaxing as splitting wood.
I was fortunate enough to have another friend come over and introduce his son to the joys of splitting wood. We started small and worked our way through it all.

I am not sure if it is the activity, the smell, or the visual satisfaction. But the overall experience is wonderful. We look forward to many a wonderful fire burning our way through this cedar. A huge thank you to my friend Kevin for making this all possible.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

1 comment on “Fire Wood

  1. Kevin Pattison

    Hahaha your welcome buddy :))

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