Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

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Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by peetso » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 am



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I believe in bad gravel roads, hot pancakes on cool
mornings, tucked away lakes with no cottages, cabins
or formal camping, the solstice sun that never
truly sets, the temperament of old dogs, lily
pads, Jim Harrison poems, Bill Callahan songs,
walleye holding near the drop-off, eagles overhead,
black bears in camp, well worn moccasins, mid-morning
beers, a good woman who doesn’t mind the paddling,
the magic of black spruce stands and muskeg flats,
rickety docks handmade and half-submerged, two
fingers of rye in a blue tin cup, greasy hair,
distant loon calls, the water lapping at the canoe,
the din of mosquitoes, the wind in the birch,
how the whole world glows with a hint of wonder at
first light and has since we were children.

I believe in small signs from small gods nudging
our compass ever back towards grace.


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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by LA Fly Guy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:23 am

Needs more pictures of Zee. Other than that, looks alright.



Pretty awesome stuff there Peetso, pretty damn awesome.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by FredA » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:02 am

Very nicely done Pedro.

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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by Ruddy Duck » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:03 am

I can't post a TR after this.

Ever.

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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by Kfoxwyo » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:00 am

Welcome back? And thank you-
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by stillsteamin » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:11 am

damn. Did you fry up any of them marble eyes
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by markl » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 am

Awesome! Algonquin, or even more remote?
BTW, not sure what you do when not paddling and casting, but if those are your words to open this TR, hopefully it involves some wordsmithing. That is impressive.

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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by The Wandering Blues » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:01 pm

Finally, a belief system that makes sense.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by peetso » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:11 pm

LA Fly Guy wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:23 am
Needs more pictures of Zee. Other than that, looks alright.
It does yeah . . . but we can't run the risk of having Raffa drawing dicks on my bride.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by peetso » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:15 pm

stillsteamin wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:11 am
damn. Did you fry up any of them marble eyes
Unfortunately I did not, first time i've been up that way without having a feast of walleye cheeks.

That place is thick, thick with bears and even moreso this year. It has no formal campground or garbages or cleaning stations, etc, usually we just burn all the guts, newspaper, towels, etc. but with the huge fires up here we've been on fire ban since April. and didn't really want to be storing that shit until we left with that many bears about.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by peetso » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:19 pm

markl wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 am
Awesome! Algonquin, or even more remote?
BTW, not sure what you do when not paddling and casting, but if those are your words to open this TR, hopefully it involves some wordsmithing. That is impressive.
Little more remote yeah. About 4000km from Algonquin.

Thank you for the kind words, truly, but i'm just a pulp mill worker in my non-spare time.
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Re: Notes from the Hinterlands - TR

Post by peetso » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:23 pm

Kfoxwyo wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:00 am
Welcome back? And thank you-
Its good to be back eh.
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