Uh my arms hurt! Was this a good idea? I miss my family!
As James leaves to start his job as a voyageur his family is sad to see him go. His father is proud to see his son become one because he too was one!
Come on men we can do this!
All of these waves and rocks are making it harder to paddle!
As James and the other voyageurs row up the river they have to paddle hard and fast to make it upstream. James is rethinking if this was a good idea or not because it is a very hard to row upstream for hours and not being able to see his family.Most of the men have been kind to him but some have been mean or have joke around rudely.
James and the other voyageurs had to portage their canoe and all of the stuff in it around the rapids! James was having a hard time with this because of his blisters and cuts on his hands. The other voyageurs are fine with the portage because they have done it many times before.
MOM! DAD! LUCY! Im so happy to see you guys again!
The men are struggling with cutting through the middle of Lake Superior because there are rocks and waves that make it very hard to paddle with all of the force on them.
As the crew makes it across the lake they start to see the trading post and get very excited. James is surprised because he thought it would be bigger, but he is happy because they made it and they can rest for a little bit.
WE DID IT!!!
James desides to return home because it was time to see his family again. Next Spring James will be returning with his brigade friends,because he liked being a voyageur and wants to do it again!