All summer long I have eagerly anticipated this week; we have a cottage rental on the lake. It’s the highlight of my summer and a much-needed break from all of the projects I have going on. This year, in addition to the usual activities—swimming, canoeing, beach fires, collecting beach glass and just staring the waves while sipping wine—I’ve added one more: sauna! I’ve brought my wood-fired trailer sauna with me and parked it ten feet from the water’s edge. Nothing beats coming out from the hot steam of a good löyly and jumping into the cool, refreshing lake. It is perfection.