EASY DOES IT Quetico Provincial Park August 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Got up and had a leisurely breakfast of blueberry pancakes, oatmeal and hot black coffee. We will paddle to Agnes Lake today and see Louisa Falls. Another perfect sunny, 80 degree day! The weather was nothing short of glorious all week. Sunny and warm days, cool, dry nights. The boys were introduced to real portaging today. Needless to say, they were not happy. But, we all survived and when we got to Louisa Falls, the sun was hot and we were all alone. A long dip in the whirlpool and then lunch at the bottom. Boy, I had read about the falls, but I never imagined they were so much fun! We found a big camp site about a mile or so from the falls and settled in for some fishing. The perfect sand beach was a big plus and we all went swimming again just before dinner. The boys went out fishing by themselves and the men stayed in camp and prepared dinner, and set up the bear bag, hammock, etc. A fire, cigars, and whiskey made a fine capper to a great day!
|A warm soak in a natural bathtub.|
|A cold shower feels great on a hot summer day!|
|Not a good idea.|
|A cool drink from nature's water fountain.|
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
We decided to see if we could find the pictographs on the island up the lake a ways. We packed our lunch and fished our way up the lake. Got to the island around mid-day. It started to sprinkle a bit, but never did rain! We couldn’t spot the pictographs, but boy, did we have some great blueberries. Again, smiles all around, as we headed back to camp. I took a nap in the hammock while everyone else went out fishing some more. Yes, we had fish for dinner that night and the boys howled at the moon a little bit. The moon was reflected off the lake so beautifully. A silver ribbon of magic. It really took our breath away!
|Looking for pictos.|
Thursday, August 14, 2008
|Don't talk to me until I finish my COFFEE!!!|