Nahanni day 8
Distance travelled 30km
Vertical lost 25 m
Top speed – 14 km/h
Bug Meter – 3/10
Wasp Meter – 1/10
Weather – terrible!!! Lots of rain and about 14 degrees
But what a gorgeous day – We started with cinnamon buns cooked in the Dutch Oven! More cowboy coffee and off we went. Wendy led us through some am Yoga to get us stretched out. We had a wonderful 5 hr. paddle. Saw a glorious bald eagle high in the tree top. And also saw a pair of Yukon Swans – pristine white against the darkness of the day and the sky – absolutely magic.
Stopped for lunch while the rain kept coming down – grilled cheese and hot chocolate. Switched into our rain suits (dry suits) and felt way better for the afternoon.
We pulled into camp – next to an alluvial fan (in essence a rock or cobble fan, a flood plain for a stream – narrow at the top and very wide at the bottom). The fan is so huge it looks like a construction zone. Full of rocks with fossils.
Of course in camp we have the requisite footprints – Caribou in addition to Moose and Bear. We got a rabble rousing game of cards (Euchre) and while playing had a debate of Seal vs. Heidi Klum – I totally said Seal but Dale said 100% of men and 25% of women would choose Klum. Whats the verdict??
Burritos for dinner!!!!!!!