|From Moonlight Chronicles by D. Price|
Unfortunately, there was a lot less time for drawing than I'd hoped. We hiked between eight and twelve hours most days, and then there was the setup and takedown of camp, meal preparation and cleanup (minimal though it was), and sleep. Lots of sleep.
So I didn't get a chance to sketch every day, or even most days. A couple of my journals don't have any drawings in them at all.
But when I did find the time for a quick drawing, I enjoyed it very much.
Even if the results weren't exactly spectacular.
On more than one occasion, I found myself wishing I had a whole afternoon—or day or week—to just explore a single hillside, watching birds, identifying flowers, sketching whatever stuck my fancy.
But that is not the right attitude for a long-distance hike, especially one on a schedule, shared with other people who move faster than me even when I'm not dawdling and drawing.
So I made do with a lot more words and photos than drawings.
And, when I found a tiny pocket of time, I made the most of it.