When Jim and I leave the house to go fishing, we never
know just where we will end up, what will happen or
what we will see. Please join us for a few of our
Looking over Dunham Pond and deciding which direction
We go into a cove and see a loon there
She surprises us by diving under and swimming right
past our canoe!!
Jim always carries the canoe back to the van when we
return to shore...
And I'm always left to carry the gear.
Jim has put rollers on the back of the van to make
loading the canoe much easier
We head down to one of our favorite beaver ponds
When we get there, we see a large beaver heading over
the dam to go downstream
There is still another beaver swimming around in the
pond. We see quite a few beaver during the summer
Jim ignores the beaver and keeps fishing
One afternoon I talked Jim into going canoeing in a
certain stream. He didn't really want to go, but
wanting to shut me up, he conceded. We were about two
miles upstream when.....
The sky got real black and the wind came up. The
stream goes through the middle of a big bog and there
is no way to get under cover, so we headed downstream
as fast as we could, but......
We didn't make it....WE GOT SOAKED!!! Jim dries off
with a towel as he says, YOU and your BRIGHT IDEAS!!"
The rainwater runs out of my cap. It didn't help much
against the downpour!!
We returned to the stream on a nicer day and stayed
It was beautiful!
We often see beaver huts while canoeing.
We also see quite a few beaver
Sometimes they slap the water with their tail and jump
The day ended with a beautiful sunset
One day while canoeing on a tiny pond, we saw this nest about a foot and a half above the water
As we got closer, we could see there were eggs in it...
Three eggs to be exact! I have no idea what kind of
bird they belong to....do you??
Is this the Loch Ness Monster????!!!
Nope! It's a snapping turtle under water!!
We are getting ready to head upstream for a day of
fishing. Since these shots were taken, the dam has gone out and the stream is gone.
Sometimes we run into obstacles and Jim has to scout
ahead to see if it is worth trying to get through
Often, it is worth the effort!
Sometimes, REALLY worth the effort!!
On this stream, we had to go over 6 different beaver
dams (one way!). Here Jim pulls the canoe over one on
our way back downstream
Occassionally the stream gets real narrow and we have
to break branches to get through easier
Brook trout aren't the ONLY thing we catch!! Crawdads
like worms, too!
Once in a while Jim has to get out and pull the canoe
upstream if the current is too strong and there are too many rocks. Sometimes I stay in the canoe....
Sometimes I get out and walk along shore....
Photographing nature, such as this dragonfly
Getting ready to try Moose River for trout
No fish, but watched these canada geese take off and
fly by us
We see a lot of rabbits on the dirt roads
Sometimes as we are driving along a dirt road, we will
spot a valley that looks like it may have water in it. Then we go exploring. Jim even climbs trees to get a
We also follow moose trails - THEY know where the water is!!
We camp quite often near Rock Pond
My sister Pam and her husband camp there with friends
fairly often, too. Here she is with Tres, the son of friends
This is Rock Pond. Pam and I want to go out fishing,
but it's rainy and cold, so we don't
Well, that's all for now. Summer is coming, though,
and soon we will be out there again. I will be adding
adventures as they happen.