I want to be a voyageur. My father chopped his thumb to a stub, and can't do his job anymore. But if I pull through, I would leave Celeste behind.. and my family!- And the cows!
Well here I am. You know- I'd rather be at school right now instead of this. My arms.. everything hurts. My brigade is treating me like a baby. We just got to St. Annes and made donations. I'm regretting this. Gosh I miss my family.
OH MY- Here was the scariest part of this for me.. The Rapids. I was freaking out- Most of us couldn't hold onto our paddle! Gosh it was horrific! Water was splashing everywhere! Are boat kept tipping, I was SOAKED. I thought that most of our packs were going to fly off and drift down the current. It was that fast. I really hope we can get to gentle waters. I was still determined to get through this though. We were trying our hardest.
Glad to be goin' home now. Eh, Pierre?
Aren't we all.
Superior. Like Huron was a breeze, and the weather was beautiful. But then nature decided to be rude to my brigade, and storm. The air was frigid cold. My hands were freezing- -like ice cubes. We set out across the middle to try and cover more lake. But the waves would crash up into our canoe. I was soaked frozen, but I was glad to know that the weather would clear up sooner or later.
We finally made it! I could see tents, and kind looking people waiting to greet us. I saw the trading posts off to the distance, and I grew excited, and was paddling quite quick. I was so happy that we finally made it. It was definitely worth it. I saw the wigwam tents, and some more trading posts. I studied the patterns on the wigwams, smiling from finally making it to the Grand Portage.
I was going back to Lachine. I needed to be with my family. I sat down by a near log, holding my paddle. I thought about the Pros and Cons of being a voyageur- -Paddling with your brigade is a lot of fun, especially when you make friends with them. But it can be rough needing to sleep outside, and my hands got blistered. The salt-pork wasn't that good either. I'm glad to be going back home, to see Celeste, and my dad and mom. I might miss my brigade.. But we'll see. This was a incredible experience.