Something a little different
Dick MacKenzie - www.dickshideaway.com
What a nice weekend breakaway on a mild winter escape. Friend Frank Miclash invited me to spend some bush time north of Kenora, exploring old forest roads and cutting some firewood for his camp where he hosts the Great Canadian Whiskeyjack Calling Contest every year.
I mentioned a couple times to Frank how much the ride through narrow forest trails reminded me of a horse drawn sleigh ride. The motor noise was noticeable, but relatively subdued at our slow speed.
More than once I recited a line from Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken, and Frank could add a line or two, too, though neither of us could remember the entire poem.
We weren’t able to cross the lake to his camp because of thin ice, but enjoyed fond memories as we picnicked on the tailgate while gazing across the way and wishing we could be there.
All in all we spent many happy hours outdoors, breathing in the sparkling fresh air and gorgeous sights in that part of the world. It was a beautiful day!