2013 Algonquin Canoe Trip, Part 2 — Rain
The rain continued into the third day of our trip, but we didn’t mind. It was business as usual at our Big Porcupine Lake campsite. During afternoon rains, Steve and I slipped into our respective tents for deep meditation while Ken continued to make things out of found objects.
Ken’s project for the day was a bench. Earlier in the afternoon, I helped him find the right piece of wood. I paddled along the shoreline while he looked for downed pine tree with just the right branch configuration.
For those familiar with the Red Green Show, think “Adventures with Bill.”
While I steadied the canoe and rifled through the first aid kit to find bandages, Ken worked feverishly, cutting away limbs and painstakingly cutting through the thick trunk.
Well, Ken, what are we going to do now?
Looks like we’ll have to go back to camp.
Ready for Ken’s handiwork —
Ken enjoys the fruits of his labors — with all his fingers intact.
Speaking of keeping all your fingers intact, stay tuned for the next installment in which Steve has a close encounter with a snapping turtle.