Day 5 – Missi Island/Amisk Lake Canoe Trip – NE of Missi Island to Denare Beach
Got up at 6:40 am. Fishing off a rocky outcropping along shore, I had two bites. One got away before reeling in, the second one after reeling in (fishing line broke). It was a Jackfish (Northern Pike) about 14-16 inches long (according to the journal, I think it might have been bigger). Sorry, no photo to verify 🙂
Morning excitement followed by a breakfast of pancakes cooked on the campstove.
Took some photos of what we voted as one of the best campsites of the trip.
There was an interesting cliff/rock outcropping behind the tents. The rock surface was relatively smooth and sloped gradually from horizontal on top to vertical behind the tents.
We set off in the canoes at 10:15 am against a strong south wind. We tried to meander through the islands as best as possible. We made it to Denare Beach at 11:30 am, averaging 3.2 km/hr against the wind.
We had chocolate bars and cokes at the local store. Left Denare Beach at 1 pm. Drove home in Manitoba, just east of the Sask-Manitoba border. Saw a moose in the ditch while driving through Duck Mountain.
Reflected on the adventures of my first canoe trip while watching the topography of the skies roll by. Started mentally planning when and where the next trip might be!
Back home at 9 pm. One day to unpack and repack before our trip to Kananaskis…