I became a voyager because my dad chopped his thumb off doing my work. I became a voyager so my family could have money and not go broke. I became a voyager to help my family and not have my sister and mom become maids.
My blister hurt so much and my muscles I can´t even begin to tell you how much my muscles hurt. As for the brigade they all look like this is pretty easy. I think some of the brigade likes me but not all. I have a former classmate not half bad, but I can tell a few like me which is good so I'm not totally alone.
My first portaged was hard work. The pack felt so heavy. All the men had already made it to the other end and I was about half way. Finally I saw water all the men standing staring at me, then, some cheered. Others had to hand over money to the cheering ones. Then I opened the pack and realized that I was carrying a single pack that felt like a double.
We entered Lake Superior and its been rough waters. Are canoe is leaking and most of us are bailing. We lost La Lond so Beloit is are bowsmen getting us through this. The weather is so horrible we had to degrade or stay at an island for two nights.
Grand Portage is just ahead. I made it all the way, all the way. My dad always talked so fondly of this place. It looks huge from here but all I see is a silhouette of this fort. This is worth paddling all this way.
I decided to go back to Lachine because I missed my family so much and I just wasn't ready to winter yet. I`m definitely going to sign on next year it was work but fun. After I left Grand Portage the work was a lot easier especially with the birch bark canoe. I cant wait to make it back home the work was fun but I miss home.