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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fishing and Canoeing Trip!





These bass are so heavy I can hardly hold them while waiting for the camera to take the picture! My dad taught me the trick of trying to hold them outward so they look bigger. These were about 4 lbs each.
We also caught some pike and pickerel and our bait was mostly frogs but sometimes worms. (And I'm a wuss and just let my husband bait my hook and take off the fish as you can see in the picture!)

I love this pure, clean river. The Dumoine flows into the Ottawa River and is quite fast-flowing. Many white water enthusiasts do canoe trips here. We saw many being flown upriver and then a few days later, we'd see them go by our place.

We have a Chestnut, cedar strip canoe and the model is called, "The Bob" from 1954. It is a beautiful wood craft with some fibreglass covering. I have such a great time canoeing! The rhythm is peaceful and soothing, especially when it is calm and quiet as it was up there.

Well, you can get the lay of the land so to speak and perhaps you can see why we love spending time there!

Mother of Invention, wishing I could instantly be there again! Thank goodness for pictures and your inner mind's camera!

16 Comments:

Blogger Teri said...

ohhh, I love caoeing. I could spend days on the water, entranced by the rhythm of the padle, the little splashes of water, the stillness!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

 
Blogger brooksba said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like you had a great time. I'm glad you got to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Teri: Where do you canoe and do you have one of your own? Thanks for visiting..I know you're a busy working gal now!

Brooksba: Thanks! That's a fine compliment coming from an expert like you. We love the outdoors but minus the bugs! I'm still scratching!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

This looks heavenly. How did you cook the fish? They couldn't have been any fresher. I'm a little grossed out by using frogs as bait. Do you hook them on alive?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 
Blogger Old Lady said...

And you're how old? You look like a hippie chick in her 20's!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: It is quite heavenly yet so earthy too!! We wrapped them in foil with fresh squeezed lemon and put them on the BBQ.
Yes, poor frogs are hooked on alive so they can swim and jump and look real to the fish. But I don't hook them on myself!

Old Lady: I love ya! Thanks!Always did love the hippie look and still dress in those funky long skirts! Maybe I should just say the babe here is my 28 year-old sister! HA! (I'm 52)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 
Blogger bobealia said...

I don't know what/who I imagined, but I was surprised to see you! You are so thin and healthy looking! Your boat looks beautiful too. I love canoeing too, it's meditative.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bobealia: Yeah, it's funny when you've never seen a person and try to imafine how they look from just what they write! And, yes, people do say I look surprisingly healthy for all the health problems I have..even friends who see me all the time! I try to keep my weight in check but my sisters are pretty tall and slim too so I guess that's just in our genes.

The canoe is a beauty and a delight to paddle!

Friday, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous debra said...

So beautiful up there in the north country... it reminds me of the lakes around the cabin in NC which I just sold.

And, I must chime in with the others - you look spectacular!

Friday, August 25, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Debra: Thanks! You would love the scenery up there! Now you know why I was sad when you had to sell your mountain cabin..it's my dream to live in a log house/cabin.

Friday, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share your love of canoeing :)

We recently returned from french river...it was beautiful...I am jealous of your fish find!!

Steph Michele sent me

Friday, August 25, 2006

 
Blogger Richard said...

I've been looking at these outdoor pictures of yours and feeling jealous. It would be hard to get Sofia out there - as she reminds me, she is a city girl.

One thing I learned living out in the bush (near Williamstown, Ontario) is that as lovely as the outdoors might be, the mosquitoes are always ready to take a big chunk out of paradise.

Monday, August 28, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Steph: French River! A great trip!

Richard: Yes, I can understand, but since I was brought up with the outdoor thing, it's easier for me. I take it you are an outdoor and nature enthusiast? Then, you would love this place...but the mosquitoes aren't too bad in Aug. and Sept.

Monday, August 28, 2006

 
Blogger David said...

your story is inspiring me to try AGAIN to build a cedar strip canoe. The last one was unfinished and damaged in a move, ( sad face) but I know I will start again, Lord willing.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

David: Thanks! Go for it..hope you got the e-mail with the picture of my friend's canoe he built.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction to see your pics, sweetie! Can't believe how fit and healthy you look - your friends are right, by all accounts you should be a wrinkled whale, with the health problems you have and your age... but you look so fresh and youthful! (And no big butt either!! :-D)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

 

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