North of Churchill River, Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

DS Phys. Ed. Class left last Wednesday to camp and portage in the gorgeous Canadian Shield country of Northern Saskatchewan. They were gone for 5 days.

Churchill River was their first destination....

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Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

No other pics taken until they reached calmer water

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Looking for a place to set up camp

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Cooking supper......remember how good food tastes in the great outdoors?!?

This message was edited Jun 12, 2005 10:17 PM

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DS's campsite

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Crystal clear unpolluted water......no need to boil water here.

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Still working on supper

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looking pretty good.....these kids are getting to be experts at this!

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even better.....

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first night

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Wow! Great pics, Pam. What kind of school is your DS lucky enough to attend, that has such great Phys-ed classes!?! :-)

I took a little whale-watching tour at the mouth of the Churchill River, up at Hudson Bay. On the train on the way back to Winnipeg there was a troop of young women who had come down the whole river by canoe - they looked like they had had a blast.

I'm curious about the boiling water thing (or not, as the case may be) - : Giardia can live even in clear water - just wondering if the guides had reason to believe it wasn't a threat in that particular river ? I had always heard it was a possibility anywhere in the wilderness. But if not, that would be great - one less thing to worry about.

Thanks for the pics,
Shannon

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)


remember the joys of getting smoke in the eyes???

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Day 2.....off to another lake

Shannon I guess it hasn't been a problem here (the kids go to this area every year and none have ever gotten sick)......I know I did a similar trip, years and years ago, and we didn't have to either.

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This is the only class at his high school that goes.......250 Grade 11 students applied and 24 students were accepted. The give it your all attitude, marks, great attendence is what the teachers based their choices on. A couple of other high schools in town have something similar but they only take a trip in Saskatchewan....DS's group also went to Kananaskis.

Fishing for pike.......

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Moving on.......but have to wait for the stragglers to catch up

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Found a great swimming hole and a small cliff to jump off......

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Water I've been told is still a bit cool up there

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Admiring the scenery....

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and warming up

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One of the teachers caught this one.......

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Filleting the catch

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Washing up

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hoping to catch another one

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a little burnt

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A couple of students got lucky...

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.

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Mug up

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Next day they found a little larger cliff to jump off of

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caught the landing

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I tell you the one that got away was *this big*!!!

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She took falling in with a sense of humor.....

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View from the next campsite

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Black flies were annoying

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another meal to make

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a bit on the tired side

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heading off to another lake

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Fresh cold water lake fish is on their minds again

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DS's catch

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Fresh caught Pike

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Smoke seems to follow you wherever you go around the fire. A friend of mine said a while back that if you say "white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits", that's supposed to make the smoke go somewhere else. Rabbits and smoke...now that's a connection that's lost in the mists of time. "Lucky" rabbits, maybe.

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