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dustyir

I can't wait till they hatch! It's so good to have the family in my cave. They play back the previous day at night and having the occasional cal (chirp, squack) in the background is so good. lt brings up memories. Like:

North Barrier lake as a teen in 1975 canoeing up the inlet creak. About say a km up there's an eagles nest on a 10 meter high stump with a nest on it. One day we decided to go for an overnighter in the canoe with the lab. After setting up camp on a sandbar and having a good night there we wanted to go up further up the creak in the morning. There were bear tracks all over the place when we got up. None of us were woken up though. So much for the security gard! So on the way further up there's a straight stretch. In the middle there's a log perfectly flat across just under the surface that you have to get over. We'd done it before but we were fully loaded this time. It just happens there's a newly falled tree right above that we could use to grab and help us lift over the "dam". Easy. Now we were on the second half of the stretch. Nice and calm water.

Then we saw the eagle. It had launched from the what we thought was an abandoned nest on pervious expeditions and swooped right down on us. Gliders need to drop a bit to get air over their wings so they can fly.

Perfectly silent with wings spread. Huge wings. Right above us. Oares Up! (I can still picture that well)

Around the next bend i caught s very nice brook trout. Very pretty with bright orange and very purple spots. The lake always skunked us. I never caught a rainbow. I did catch a large dolly but it snapped my trolling rod and got away. All within reach! I did snag by the gill two very big fresh water cod. Felt like logs but the flash of them flipping around 30m under, after realing in 200m once again, got the heart pumping.

Fantastic memeories there. Henry Klassen the ranger built most of the cabins. He was a poet too. Memories. We were best friends from 2 to 18 with the neighbour family that i stayed with up there. His dad was a WWII major and his much older bro signed up and went to Vietnam. Twice. Battle scars. Political family. Bro signed up for the marines and went to Vietnam as a front to communist. I agree with that to some degree. Complex topic. We have very new ones now.

Needless to say this fish eater learned to be a crack shot.

Wouldn't mind a few kokanee's but i'm not about to hoof it up to Deaks lake.

Ok that's my Bateman moment.

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dustyir

Sorry - i was blogging this and didn't start it off you you all very well.

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