Hi my name is James i am 23 years old.I am going on this trip because my dad is very ill and cannot do much to help are family.I have to help out and make some good money.I am leaving my farm house in Lachin.
We will miss you!
After leaving St. Annes my hands have big red blisters and my arm muscles are so sore.I miss my family so much and i am kind of homesick.I did not really get along with my brigades they all where mad at me because i could not paddle hard enough.
This is are first set of rapids and i am so scared to see how we do it and what we do i am just going to listen to my brigade on what to do.He thought we should take on the rapids but i did not want to but i did not get a choice so he said we will take the rapids on.As we where riding the rapids it was so crazy and i got so wet and then are canoe got stuck so i got out and had to push.
Are you ready!
We are crossing lake Superior one of the bigger lakes. This was a cool experience to see the water and know that we are not far from Grand Portage.But this was very dangerous to croos the water.We decided to stay close to the shore line.
We are crossing a big lake.We are just going to stay very close to the shore line.
Finally we made it to Grande Portage. I was so happy when we started to see the trading post.It felt so good to know that we where there and i could get out of the canoe my legs hurt so bad from sitting all this time.I was a little happy because i could make some money to help my very sick dad and mom.
We are here!!
This is the end of are trip.I will be heading back to lachine.I am going back because i miss my family so much and i don't know how my dad is doing and the money that i made will go to helping him out i would like to see what i can do to help him out i also need to give my hands and muscles a rest .I will for sure be back next spring .Being a voyageur is kind of hard you have to paddle all day and you don't get very much to eat.