My father,Charles chopped of his thumb while cutting kindling. He was a voyager and made most of the money in this house, he can't be a voyager any more because he can't row. I decided that sense cutting the kindling was my job that i needed to sign up to be a voyageur!
We just left land and I already think that signing up as a voyageur was a mistake. My arms are weak and I have rips on my hand we still have to go so far.
Today was my first time portaging, At first I was confused why everyone was way ahead of me. I asked myself am I really that weak? I soon realised why I was so far behind! It's because I had a heavier pack then everyone else. But we finally made it back on track.
I'm going home!
Today we crossed the Great Superior, We decided to cut across instead of huging the shore. Big mistake! The wind was whipping, the lake was angry, and the waves were unforgiving. To be honest I did'nt think we were going to make it.
WOW! I've never seen anything like this before. There are so many people,trades are happening left and right. Right now I feel relaxed to have made it to our destination.
After my long journey I decided that I'm going to head home,because I'm not ready to winter over. But this was an amazing experenice and I'm going to head out next spring.I learned a lot from being a voyageur and I became stronger mentally and physically.