It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on the blog, so I thought I would start being more proactive at getting content out.
Every year, my father-in-law joins some of the men that he “grew up with” in the Army for a grand fishing trip in Ontario, Canada. On occasion, I have the pleasure and opportunity to join the crew.
Every trip with this motley crew of retired armor officers is a journey. One year a bunch of us got bumped off our flight and had to take a smaller flight to a different airport then cover the rest of the distance by taxi. The next year, someone lost their gear and hand to buy stuff at the local Canadian W-Mart. This year was no different. We decided to fly into Winnepeg to avoid any potential problems we have experienced in International Falls, MN. One of our guys’ gear didn’t arrive. Another one didn’t make it at all. His original flight was cancelled, his second flight was delayed, and when he finally made it . . . his bags didn’t. Poor guy didn’t get to the fishing camp until a day later.
Anyway, I digress . . .
The majority of us met in Winnepeg, hopped on a bus and drove to Vermillion Bay, Ontario. Big Canon Lake Lodge is only accessible by a river barge or float plane. We opt for the float plane option provided by the excellent staff and pilots of Wilderness Air.
They have a number of aircraft available to haul us and our gear out to the lake. Depending on which aircraft are in base and which pilots are on duty often determines how many trips they’ll have to make. This year the magic number was 2 Otter trips, and 1 passenger aircraft. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the evening with Wilderness Air.
More photos to come!
Thank you Delta Airlines for making my trip to Winnepeg drama free. Thank you to Beaver Bus Lines for shuttling the crew to Vermillion Bay. Thank you Wilderness Air for the awesome sunset flight into Big Canon. That is a flight I will not soon forget.