Monday, September 11, 2006



rel & glh preparing to enter Long Lake.


We are home unscathed, sore, and exhuberant. The weekend excursion was as fulfilling as we had anticipated. We got home around 1830 last evening. D. went home to feed and talk to the cats while I stayed at camp and unpacked. It was an early to bed night since we were fatigued physically and today is a full work day.

Last year we did the "Classic" in our kayaks. This year we used a canoe (borrowed because the one we ordered did not arrive in time.) and it was, for me, the first time ever in a canoe and L. has only a few hours in a canoe. We did amazingly well. Of course, when one uses their muscles differently (canoe vs kayak), regardless of conditioning, the muscles complain at the end of the day. ;-)

To the shower then work. More pics and story to come.......so, stay tuned.

13 Comments:

Blogger paris parfait said...

Sounds like one wonderful weekend! Good for you. Am looking forward to hearing more - and yes, the muscles always complain. :)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend trip - look forward to the full story plus photos. Hope the muscles have eased up a bit now!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous KC said...

Glad to hear that the borrowed canoe worked out well for you and that you enjoyed your weekend.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

Glad you had a nice time...looking forward to more pics!

4:02 PM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

Looks like fun! Hope your muscle aches are easing, and are now just a pleasant reminder of what a good time you had!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Remimman are you trying to kill yourself lol lol lol all that hard yakka (work) that you do in your holiday time is anough to make me fall over. just kidding how wonderful it all looks and I now it must be enjoyable you do not strike me a man that would do anything he does not truly like. so enjoy and lets see more photos soon please.

May I also add the photo of your mother is simply beautiful she must be so proud of you and yours.

You must know my husband as he says; God grant me........etc. etc. all the time. It is a beautiful verse.

stay safe, thanks for the visit.
Lee-ann

3:56 AM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

i went kayaking a couple of weekends ago at a friend's house. i tell you that i was surprised at how exerting it realy was. i ached for days...however i think that this may have something to do with how unfit i really am.
sounds like a great weekend.

:)

5:07 AM  
Blogger Grish said...

When I was a kid I used to go rafting all the time. I hadn't thought of that in years but I remember it was fun as all get out...

5:53 AM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I want to try kayaking and it's on my list of things to do. Glad you had a great time and looking forward to seeing your pics.

What a lovely looking lady your mum was! My mum is 87 in December and we count ourselves lucky to still have her.

Thank you for your comment and I guess 09/11 is something that has traumatised all of us forever.

Take care

Robyn

7:24 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

You may be sore but I'm sure you're thrilled with your weekend:-) My brother Claude and I used to go canoeing all the time when we were younger...there was nothing like paddling your canoe on calm waters and just listening to the birds and the sound of the paddles threading the water. My youngest son Corey goes on canoe trips all the time and has now bought himself a kayak...he loves it. He's very adventuresome like you:-) I've been catching up on all the posts I missed while I was away and have now caught up with yours. Loved reading the continuation of your trek...what an accomplishment to have reached the top of Baldy Mountain!! I also must say that your mother was very beautiful and I loved the poem that accompanied her picture. Hugs!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Flossy said...

I am so impressed with anyone who can stay upright in a canoe - let alone do the mileage you did on the weekend!!
If my two feet aren't on the ground I am pretty unbalanced, so my sports take that into consideration LOL

Thanks for your tip on the iPod, but the stupid thing won't even charge - it's definitely off to the service centre...

5:09 PM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

Wow, from heroic treks to mountain tops, to canoe voyages of epic proportions - I salute you oh mighty man of the great outdoors! Woot!! :)

I totally agree with Pea's comment about the post for your mother. Beautiful lady and a beautiful poem to honour her memory.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I love the way you live your life.

By the way, your mom was a beauty. And what a terrific smile!

8:03 AM  

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