A Rouge Day

We have been working hard the last couple of weeks, shooting a lot. We barely saw the boys this week, started shooting early Sunday morning and went like gangbusters for the next five days. It was time to give back, at least to the first born son!

He could choose whatever he wanted to do today, so we packed up some food and the fishing gear, jumped in the canoe, and spent some time in the sun paddling up the Rouge. Water levels were quite high, (at least eighteen inches higher than what I have seen in previous attempts) which made the paddling a lot easier than usual, and we were able to go right up past the 401 into the city run campground, until we hit a small set of rapids, when, of course, SWMBO said “no”. We didn’t have any worms so we baited with bacon. We saw lots of fish jumping… many, many birds, including a family of Canada Geese with four little goslings, a busy otter, and even a pair of curious deer.


It was a wonderful day, just to be us.