Glad to be back at Rauhallinen Farm, as was Benny, who is watching me type from his perch on the the living room couch. Stayed in two State Parks and one private campground. A real bed will be appreciated this evening. While staying in at Thompson's Harbor State Park, I had a younger couple stop by the campsite, as they noticed the tripod and camera bags on the picnic table. Will and Susan were on the start of the Lake Superior Circle route and both are large format photographers. She uses a Shen Hao 4x5 and he a Canham 4x5. We drank tea and talked photography until the early hours. Mr. B enjoyed the extra attention. They were both taken with the Agfa Isolette III. I told them I have been considering returning to large format work, either in 5x7 or 8x10, to do platinum/palladium printing, which does not require a darkroom (1800's process that I will discuss in a later post). They of course encouraged me. They should be in Canada by now and beyond Sault St. Marie. Invited them to stop by the farm on their way around the lake this way. I got my passport a few years back to do the same trip, but have not pulled it off yet. Rained from the Mackinaw Bridge, all the way to the farm and is still coming down. Time for bed.
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon