Day 45

June 22nd, 2019

Today we awoke at 3:30 AM.  Oatmeal and coffee for breakfast – Today Axel and Zach learned that they do not need to chew oatmeal…a revelation that should speed up morning meal time and thus help us break camp more quickly.

Pretty lousy morning, it was cloudy with rain on and off for most of the day.  We stopped just before Silent Rapids to leave a note for the seniors, then attained some rapids, did a bit of portaging and PB&J for lunch.  We made camp right after lunch at a fishing spot on Sandfly Lake. Great tent sites but some fishermen are dirty as hell and have no concept of other people or conserving the environment.

We switched boats; which is awesome and humorous.  It’s kind of like a divorce and then a new marriage.  Axel and I said our goodbyes with minimal hostilities and now I am with Bram, who I think, will treat me better and appreciate me more 😉

We emptied sea liner bags, took inventory and transferred weight.  Rain picked up so we set up tents and took afternoon naps. It was lovely but I was very groggy for dinner.  We went right back to the tent after Thai noodles which Zach cooked…he did a great job, considering it was the second time he has cooked in 45 days.

I was half asleep when James told me I had to write in this journal! Perhaps he is mad because I keep commenting on how thin he looks.  We’ve all lost weight but young James is especially gaunt. One does not need to be a doctor to know that boy is in desperate need of a cheeseburger.  I intend to buy him 5 McDoubles from Donnies in Fort Mac. I’m afraid that one strong wind might blow him away before we get there though.

Apologize for my handwriting.  No surface, half asleep, holding pen too tight and my handwriting stinks anyway.  New pace is dope. Morale is high. Boys are hungry, planning to eat more provisions to cut weight for Methey.  It was nice to have a day where the sun was not devastating us. I don’t like all this wetness, but you cant have your cake and eat it too!

Canoeing is fun with your friends!


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