Thursday, August 23, 2007

Long day of paddling

We had a very long day of paddling today and a lot of portaging. It was a good move to get our load down so we could single portage the route. It would have been a real drag having to go back and forth a couple of times to get our gear.

We paddled from Burke Lake to Sunday Lake. Sunday lake to Meadows Lake. Then Meadows lake to Agnes Lake. After a quick snack, it was off to Louisa Falls.

Laura and I hike up the right side and made our way up to the top. Here is a view from the top of the falls. The water pouring over as very cold.

It didn't stop Laura from taking a swim in one of the pools that were formed by the rushing water. I think I see mermaids.

Another shot of the falls from a different angle. We spent a couple hours here as we had lunch and boiled water. The sun felt so good after swimming through the falls. The weather was perfect.

Picture of the falls and Lake Agnes in the background. Can't see it from this shot. Still a very windy day of paddling, but if you made your way to the windward shore and hugged it. It was OK.

We battled the high winds and worked our way up the lake for 5 hours. We were looking for the portage onto Silence Lake, but it was starting to get dark, so we made our way to this great campsite on a peninsula which offered a great view and a family of beavers.

It was so cool cause the little one was riding on mom's back and they would go back and forth in front of our camp site. Every time the dad would slap his tail and dive under the little one would try and imitate.

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