Right now I'm off to be a voyageur like my grandpa. I want to live the life of voyageur and have adventure instead of being a sword smith like my dad. I hate when people say are you gonna take after your dad I should be able to decide what I want to be or not.
I regret coming to be a voyaguer my hands hurt, I miss my family and everyone on this brigade is acting like I'm a chicken and can't hold my own weight.
We reached the rapids but it was blocked by rocks up ahead so we decided to do a portage. It was my first time so everyone tease me saying "your to slow and that I'm like a snail". Except one man said "If you never try you'll never know" he was a middle bowman like me. Then I tried again and finally climbed up to the other side and down.
We decided to take the shoreline to the rendezvous point the trip was long and hard but got easier over time but was always very cold. We had stopped twice up till the rendezvous point.
When I finally got to the rendezvous point I was proud of my achievment getting there. When I got there it was big and there were many ojibwe around. When I got there the whole crew had to portage the goods to the trading post. The trip to the rendezvous point was long and hard but got easy over time and I got to go to different places and see new things. The trip was very adventurous and fun so in the end I'm happy I came or I would have missed out on something amazing.
I think I will go back to Lachine and sign up next spring. I'm going to leave because I need to see my family and tell them something that I believe and learned on this trip and hope they will understand what I'm doing right now is the path I want to take. So I'm going home.