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A lake love story

Editor’s Note

PHOTO: DANIEL EHRENWORTH. ILLUSTRATION: GRADY MCFERRIN

Almost 20 years ago, I took a backpacking trip to New Zealand. As a young woman travelling alone, the country appealed to me because I’d heard it was similar to Canada: the people are laidback, welcoming, and fiercely proud of their small country in the shadow of a larger one. Kiwis also share a similar relationship to nature with Canadians. It’s a place where you can ski and surf in the same day, a place where a good tramp through the woods or a trip to the water’s edge is deeply valued. Where people connect with being outside in a way that feels familiar to me as a cottager.

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