Eloise’s Wilderness Trek

img499Back in the mid 70’s, prior to becoming an English Teacher, Eloise ventured into Northern Ontario on a number of canoe trips. In this shot the guide is paddling while she fishes for the next meal. The canoe is piled high with all the camping gear and equipment.

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The guide is multitasking, paddling and trolling for fish at the same time. We are on an unnamed pair of lakes that could only be reached by portaging the canoe and gear through the woods. A small island provides a perfect camping spot.

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The tent is up, the cooking area erected, and the evening campfire site is ready. The island is about a quarter of a mile from the mainland and we are at least twenty miles from civilization.

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Fishing for a big Northern is a daily activity.

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At least we won’t go hungry this evening.

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Future English teacher, substituting as camp cook.

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This is what she looks like when the fish are not biting. Many a student of English experienced this look when things were not going well. (I am going to die when she sees these pictures!)

9 thoughts on “Eloise’s Wilderness Trek

  1. The story is excellent,pictures are great and you are right. Eloise is not going to be happy when she sees the one picture. Joyce

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