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Lake Lanier, GAYes, dear ones, I am at camp. Only there are no tents or sleep outs or enforced tramping through the woods. There is lots of play and much connection going on though.

Just over a week after returning from the big road adventure, I turned my sights east with Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA as the final destination.

It’s a short wander to the shore of the lake from my room and on my first day walk, I encountered squirrels and chipmunks foraging around the forest floor preparing for the oncoming winter.

The fungi tend to stay put when someone with a camera crunches leaves underfoot, so I ask you to imagine small fast furry creatures as you enjoy these eukaryotic organisms. I may get lucky with the fauna on Saturday when I join others for a lunchtime photo walk.

Fungi - Lake Lanier 2Fungi - Lake Lanier 1Other camp activities today yielded much joy. These generous women ran a writing workshop that in itself was worth the effort of travelling all this way. Meet Susan Piver, Jen Louden and Patti Digh.

Writing workshop 3 October 2013Tonight, I plucked up the courage to read some of my writing to fellow campers. No big deal? I’m here to tell you it was, as I was among a fine company of writers and a warm accepting audience.

Poet Maya Stein read from her work whetting my appetite further for her session tomorrow. I think I may have to transport a few muses home with me on the plane.

I am writing!