A rubber dinghy, it was called back in the day. It is now called an inflatable boat! We bought one at Cabelas this summer so that we could pack it up and take it with us when we go camping. We thought it would be fun and give us a little adventuring. It was not easy to row with the oars so we decided that in order to get to more places, we would put an electric trolling motor on it. And, it works wonderfully.
We can now pack up our boat and motor and throw it in the SUV and off we go to adventures on the many lakes and rivers in our area. We can use it anywhere that we can get into the water easily because you have to get your feet wet to get into it.
Because the motor is electric, charged by the battery, that we also have to bring, it is silent. When you are on the water the only sound you hear is the lapping of the water against the side of the boat. Three ducks flew right by my head when we were on one lake. We have taken it to lakes where we were the only people on the entire lake!
Absolutely beautiful. A little bit of effort is needed. Not for the weak and weary. But so worth it when you are out toodling around in the wilderness. You don’t have to get gas, bilge, dock, and haul a trailer.
Yes,it is a lot. Life is a lot. And sometimes it feels like too much. But hey, that is life. That is the way it is. If you have goals and a plan for your future, that is the way to get on with things.. People have asked me how I go on in the way I do. I don’t know, I just do. And the one thing that helps me, is that I am so lucky to live in this beautiful part of Ontario where I get to meet nature each day. Nature brings me back to reality. Because it is real!!! It wasn’t made by humans! Who made it???? Yeah, it is real.
So today, we went to a town that is twice our size and about two and a half hours from here. We went just to go and pick up some things at that would be cheaper and mainly just to get away. I have to say that driving down our highway 105 is like driving through a park. We have had a lot of rain which had caused havoc, flooding the highway but also has caused the greenest trees that I have seen. Well except for the parts that the Forest Tent Caterpillars have eaten… yesss they are here this year in the North!
Just getting away for a day was good because I appreciate coming home, and also the shrub that we were able to get on sale that will be planted in our yard.
I love Red Lake and look forward to the summer ahead..
The last time I went down this highway, I was blind!!!