Monthly Archives: July 2013

Into the Wilderness day three: the songs of the Bowron boatmen

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The Bowron saga continues… It’s about 4:30 in the morning [June 30,2013], I awake to a chorus of birdsong. For a moment I am transported back in time to Trinidad, my home and native land, where birdsong was the wake up call.  The birds seem to be saying: “This is

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Into the Wilderness… Day 2

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June 29, 2013. Here continues the Bowron saga.   The owl visited last night. We never saw him but heard the hooting of an inquisitive owl asking, so it would seem: “who are you, and why are you here?” It  rained overnight at least it sprinkled a bit.  Weather on the

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Into the Wilderness…

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As promised in my last post,  here is the first installment in my  Bowron Lakes wilderness escapade. Two weekends ago  I ventured into the wilderness to paddle the world famous Bowron Lakes canoe circuit [see map].  The circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages.  The

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What is a King?

 Last weekend I ventured into the wilderness to paddle the world famous Bowron Lakes canoe circuit [see photo]. Quite the adventure. More on that trip in a future post.  Prior to the trip I had been reading Stephen Pressfield’s, “Gates of Fire”, in which he recounts the heroic stand of

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