My father cut off his finger while chopping wood, so I decided to step up and take the responsibility of becoming a voyaguer to help my family make money. I am very nervous, I will be leaving behind my family, my friends, and my hometown.
This is terrible, my arms feel like they are about to fall off. My shoulders wont stop aching, I miss my family soooo much. I thought I would never say this but, I would rather be at school. I've been getting along with the other people on the canoe but because I paddle slow they call me grandpa😂.
Today I did my first set of rapids. It was probably the scariest thing in my life, but it was fun at the same time! At one point I was literally on the edge of the canoe, I deffnetly thought I was going to fall off.
Today we crossed Lake Superior! It was very scary. It took us the whole entire day to cross the lake . We decided to go right through the middle. It was raining a lot. the waves started to white cap and we took on some water but we were fine....
YAY! I can't believe we FINALLY made it to Grand Portage. The trading post was very cool. There were alot more people there than I expected. It took so long to get here.
I have decided to return home. The rest of the brigade ended up making the same descision. I decided to return home because I really miss m family and friends. I think becoming a voyaguer was a good experience but I kind of regret it. I still can't decide if I wan't to do it again.