My father had chopped off his thumb so he can't continue his voyageur duties. I decided to take his place. I feel nervous to leave behind my sister but I will be ok.
I'm holding up ok, the other crew members are a little to crazy but we are getting along fine for now. My hands have blisters and are sore. I feel like I made the right decision but I do miss home a bit.
It was good!
Hello old friend! How was the trip?
We came across the first set of rapids. The guys were feeling lucky so we went down the rapids. As we went down the rapids, the boat turned to the side and we twisted around. We finally got the boat to face forwards and we were off.
Crossing Lake Superior is difficult. We took some water but then scooped it out. We didn't stay near the shore because we thought it would be quicker to cut off a corner of our journey.
Made it to Grand Portage! The trading post was cool to see after the distance I have traveled. I'm feeling pretty good about this place!
I have decided that I am going back to Lachine with my brigade because I do miss my family and I am pretty sure they miss me too. I will sign on again next spring because I like doing this. In all of the journey I have learned so many things and had a good time doing so. I met people that I am glad to have met.