I live with my mom,dad,and sisters.My dad got in a tragic accident because I wasnt doing my job.Because of this accident my dad cant work any more so I had an idea. One school day i skipped school without telling my parents because I was going to sign up to go voyaging to make money for my family cause my dad couldnt. But by doing this i would have to leave my family and home behind.
I set out on my journey and quickly regretted my decision.My crew mates are fun but can be mean at times but there just joking around.I think about my family alot and my hands hurt really bad. There full of blisters and cuts but i always come out fine in the end.
Me and my crew decided to portage. The boat was very heavy and we made it through.After a while my feet and arms were hurting and i wanted to stop but Iknew I couldnt.We then camped out for the night and ate salted pork and corn.
We started off going right through the middle of the massive lake called Lake Superior and we stayed that way the whole time.We got lots of rain unfortunately and there was lots of struggles.Lake Superior was big,tiring,and treacherous.
As soon as we saw Grand Portage my heart started racing. I could tell al my crew mates were excited and relived too. But this is only the first half of my journey afterall.
I decided that im going to Lachine with my brigade because I miss my family desperately. I also made the decision that I will be signing up again next spring. I signed up because from my journey I learned so much and became a different person I didnt know i could become.