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Labrador with Friends

Post by Bobwhite » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:04 pm

I had a pretty crazy summer last year... too much travel and not enough time at home between trips. Often, it's the time between experiences that allows me to thoroughly appreciate them... and there was none of that.

Anyway, that's my excuse for not posting this report until now... and I'm sticking to it.

A good friend owns a lodge way the heck out there, and he's been after me for years to come visit. Unfortunately, because of work in Alaska, I was never able to accept. Last summer was different. I've decided to cut back my time in AK to fish and paint, and spend more time with my gals.

Minneapolis to Toronto to Montreal to Sept Isle to Wabush... and the next day (weather permitting) an hour and a half further north in a float plane. As beautiful as it was... I had a hard time keeping my eyes open. The change in the bush plane's pitch woke me up... and we were at the lodge.
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The Lodge
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A short plane ride to a neighboring lake and a mile long hike to the top of a connecting river, with a few jokes along the way.
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Good friends
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Once we got to the top of the river, Mike didn't waste any time getting on the board.
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First fish of the trip
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I'd smile too
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John wasn't far behind...
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The last run
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We spent the day fishing down to the lake and the waiting plane. When the water was tight, we took turns. When we could, we spread out and all fished.
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Big water
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Evening calm
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The next day, we flew 1-1/2 hours north to an impact crater lake which flowed further north to the Arctic Ocean. The lake and its outflow holds land-locked arctic char and lake trout.
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The flight back to the lodge that evening helped to give me some perspective of the last ice age. There was once 2 miles ice on this part of Labrador... this photo was taken at 6000 feet, or half way to the top.
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Over the week, we often flew out, and sometimes left by boat... but we always fished small water. Because it's small and requires the fishermen to often take turns, this water is often not fished for an entire season. We didn't mind a bit.
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"Why in the fuck did I miss this place? It's like missing a raging case of the clap."

"Make it matter, fuckos." jhnnythndr

" Herre jävlar vilka fiskar!!" P-A

"I'm no saint though, nor a judge. Rock that shit good and hard, and on your way out, wipe your dick on the curtains." - Kyner

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Re: Labrador with Friends - Part Two

Post by Bobwhite » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:11 pm

I guess there's a limit to the number of images one can post...

Here's the rest.
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The days passed quickly and became a week... a week I'll remember for a long time.
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"Why in the fuck did I miss this place? It's like missing a raging case of the clap."

"Make it matter, fuckos." jhnnythndr

" Herre jävlar vilka fiskar!!" P-A

"I'm no saint though, nor a judge. Rock that shit good and hard, and on your way out, wipe your dick on the curtains." - Kyner

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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:21 pm

Talk to Skibum and post up the poutine...
Beautiful land that...
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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Bigguy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:24 pm

Holy crap on a cracker, that's awesome, Bob. Sure looks like an amazing place, and to top it off, lots of future paintings in those photos!


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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Willi » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:28 pm

That's a trip I've fantasized about since High School. Amazing country up there.

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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Bruiser » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:29 pm

That was OK I guess. One guy paints, one guy writes, the other guy probably actually works, and they all fish.

:cool :cool :cool
That sounds awesome in my ears!! (P-A)

we were basking in goodness here with our everyday drivel that we enjoy.... the rest of this is horseshit, flybug.pa.

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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by flybug.pa. » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:30 pm

so very well done Bob, great friends and a twig fire.
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Bobwhite » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:45 pm

Bruiser wrote:That was OK I guess. One guy paints, one guy writes, the other guy probably actually works, and they all fish.
Haha, the 'other guy' is a bum too... but one hell of a photographer!
"Why in the fuck did I miss this place? It's like missing a raging case of the clap."

"Make it matter, fuckos." jhnnythndr

" Herre jävlar vilka fiskar!!" P-A

"I'm no saint though, nor a judge. Rock that shit good and hard, and on your way out, wipe your dick on the curtains." - Kyner

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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Redchaser » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Spectacular my friend
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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by stillsteamin » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:50 pm

Beautiful, someday i hope to be lucky enough to see that country and those fish...thank you.

Sharing a campfire and a thermos of coffee with John Gierach is just about the coolest thing I can think of.
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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by rampant » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:11 pm

Yep. That did not suk. :cool

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Re: Labrador with Friends

Post by Eider » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:18 pm

Excellent.

One day I will make it to the Big Land.

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