Oh no. I will become a Voyageur to make money and feed the family.
Yeah I was like that too.
You guys are great, but my arms and legs are sore. I'm not homesick yet but I might be soon.
I'm glad we didn't run the river. The pack was heavy but I think it will get lighter in the future.
Father cut his thumb off and now he can't make money and work as a Voyageur. If he can't make money he can't feed his family, so who will?
Peirre and the guys came to a portage and had to carry a 90 lb pack through steep hills up and down. Most of the guys didn't think he would make it and bet with the guys who thought he would. When Peirre finished and got there the guys who lost handed their money to the other guys. Later he found what made his pack SO heavy, musket balls.
Peirre and the guys went through the middle of the lake. There were huge waves everywhere and the canoe was up in the air and all over the place.
Through the whole journey Peirre was tired and sore but not that he is here he feels relaxed and really awake. He really likes the trading post, from what he can see. He is exited to see what it will actually feel like up there with all those men.
We are returning to Lachine. Home, yay! Being a Voyageur is fun, hard, sad at times, stressful, and long. You have to be brave, strong, and willing of trying things you have never done before. Overall going through all of the rivers and lakes and things, it is an amazing experience.
It was amazing to meet you but I am going home. Thank you for the awesome journey and experience. I may see you next year, have a good year. I wish you all luck.