Hello i'm Pierre.The reason i'm becoming a voyageur is because I didn't do my work in the morning.So my father did my work and cut his right hand with an ax.Father was suppose to join the voyageurs but he is hurt so i decided to do it for him.
After I left St.Annes I told myself my father should of been in this boat but not me.I could say I'm a little homesick.After paddling for hours my muscles got tired. People kept making fun of me because I'm a little kid and they think I have no strength.
So we ended up doing the portage.My brigade decided to pull a prank on me and they put something In my bag that was heavy but I tried showing them that I could do It.It was heavy but I was proud I could carry It.After carrying my body got pretty soar.
Crossing the big water was kind of hard.Big waves were coming through when we were paddling.We had to stop in an island because the rain was getting pretty hard. It was hard but I kept trying and made it through.
We finally made it to Grande Portage! It was amazing seeing the trading post.I thought it would look big at first.When I got there i danced a little and enjoyed my free time.
I'm returning to Lachine with my brigade!The reason I'm leaving is because I really miss my family but next spring I will come.Being a voyageur at first It's hard because you' re not use to padding so much.When you get use to It the paddling will become easier.The food might be weird at first but I mean what else will you eat.It's been an amazing and hard journey but It was worth It.