Raise your hand if you love the log cabin life! ♀️♂️ During my partnership with @travelmindset & @travelmanitoba to explore Churchill, we stayed at Lazy Bear Lodge on the town’s main street, Kelsey Blvd. Manitoba-born local Wally Daudrich began dreaming of a Lodge in the 1980’s while working as a Polar Bear guide, and realized his dream when he began building the Lodge in 1995. It was completed in 2005. Wally, Dawn and their kids have poured their heart and soul into it, sometimes with only hand tools. The timber was reclaimed from a fire in the boreal forest, the windows were recycled from an 1800’s Hudson’s Bay trading post and the floor is recycled Douglas Fir from a Canadian National Railway warehouse built in the early 1920’s! Two greenhouses are now part of the business ensuring the Lodge’s kitchen doesn’t haven’t to depend only on what can be flown in; and there’s all the tours, guides and boats that come with @lazybearexpeditions, also owned by Wally. He’s a busy man! I enjoyed staying at the Lodge because it felt like grown up summer camp, so similar in vibe to where I went in Michigan’s U.P. every summer as a kid. I loved that camp so much I returned to be a counselor when I was too old to be a camper. And just like me, I met people who return to Lazy Bear every year over and over; always in search of that special magic the Lodge, Churchill’s locals and wildlife have that’s difficult to put into words. And with every season being different, I understand the appeal. I already want to return too! #ExploreMB #ExploreCanada #lazybearexpeditions
Self shot on my @sonyalpha a7R II with my @vanguardworld VEO2 tripod. Thank you for the camera bag @boundarysupply.