November 14, 2010
This week our family watched a free on-line documentary, Finding Farley, about a Canadian couple who spent five months paddling, walking, and sailing across large parts of Canada to meet the iconic author Farley Mowat. With a toddler. Wow.
They started their journey in our home province of Alberta (where Damien and I grew up, met and married) near the Rocky Mountains and ended in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
So much about this film was simply amazing. I identified strongly with their geographic journey, travelling from the place of my birth across country to the province my parent's now call home. The nature videography was beautiful and the sharing of their personal story very inspirational. And the fact that they faced all those bugs in the height of summer, in the near arctic, and lived to tell about it.
Watching this one hour video together was part adventure story (we love those!) and part "this is our homeland culture and heritage". All together it was wholly entertaining, inspiring, and educational. I love it when we invest our time in something, like watching this film, that integrates so many pieces of our lives together.
I just wanted to recommend the video if you are a Canadian (I know a few Canucks read this blog) or a family interested in outdoors, adventure, or environmental issues. It's also a great resource for you homeschoolers. An inspirational, high quality, educational free video available to watch on-line.
If you want to read more about this cool family you can check out Damien's interview with them. Be inspired to go outdoors together.
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