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On vous attend…

Published: August 3, 2009

Over the past two days we've been tidying up the site in preparation for our next session. After sending off the previous two-week session on Saturday morning, we said aurevoir to the Odyssey four-weekers Sunday morning as they headed out for their immense voyage. We won't see them until the end of this coming session but we look forward to welcoming them home in time for International Day on the 14th. But in the much MUCH nearer futur, we look forward to saying  bienvenu to our...

A Gallery of Memories

Published: August 3, 2009

Here's a selection of photos from the Grand Voyage. We had some technological issues and lost a few, but what we've got is pretty good! [gallery link="file"] Ariane, Camille, Luciole, Isabelle, L'Ecossais, Balayette, Felix, Paul, Henri, Jacques, Six Cordes, et Alice, vous nous manquez deja (we miss you already). Amiik, Isa, Marianne, et Etienne, we'll see you in two weeks! Thanks for a great session, everyone, and we hope to see you again!

De retour!

Published: July 30, 2009

Well, we're back. [caption id="attachment_91" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Etienne sur le grand lac"][/caption] After a rainy night and morning spent at Chief Wooden Frog Campground in the Superior National Forest, we've made it back chez nous! Our ideal site was taken, so our brigades put in an extra impressive effort to finish paddling Wednesday afternoon. After our time away it's nice to get back to the relative luxury of our familiar site, feu de camp, cuisine,...

Bon Voyage!

Published: July 25, 2009

We're all packed up and ready to go on our Grand Voyage! We've spent the past week preparing: lessons in feu, tentes, et VC Sauvage (fires, tents, and Wilderness Washrooms), not to mention honing our canoe skills. Yesterday we were trading places within the canoe, and the day before we practiced les chavirements (tipping)! Some were very good at the latter and kept going back in to the cold lake for more. Of course we learned to put the canoes upright again. [caption id="attachment_83"...

Les Voyageurs sont arrives!

Published: July 21, 2009

                This is where we cook our food. Brigade Montreals sleeping area.

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