All three of us were up early, ready to paddle the 6 miles to Upper Dam in the early morning calm. The storms in the night had been intense and right overhead, so we were glad to see sun.
As I paddled with a gentle wind at my back, awed by the flight of a calm and majestic bald eagle, across the water came the faint sound of singing from the girls’ yellow canoe.
“I bet they’re singing camp songs,” I thought, knowing Megan would have enjoyed them and their enthusiasm for my trip. They were athletic and comfortable with camp life…Becca plays field hockey like I did in college and Jess has been on many wilderness trips, including 30 days canoeing in the Boundary Waters.
At Upper Dam, I was pleased to find phone service and quickly called Paul and Janie Hartman. Instead of paddling to their cabin, could I please finish all of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and get picked up in Oquossuc? It was settled and off I paddled onto another idyllic lake on another idyllic day. I am so blessed to be on this trip! Although the wind did come up and I paddled deep into Wildwood Cove to stay safe.
As always, the details fell into place. A man pulling his boat pointed me to Cliff’s cabin, where Cliff was happy to store my boat overnight. Paul and Janie whisked me off for some Yellow Brick Road ice cream at The Gingerbread House and then home to their cabin for an evening of visiting.
TOTAL MILES: 439.9
3 thoughts on “Day 31: Spaulding Cove in The Narrows to Haines Landing in Oquossuc and the Hartman’s cabin, Cup o’ Tea (14.8 miles)”
Laurie: (“There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure,, solitude, and peace.” – -S.
Olson) We hope that you’re experiencing all four in good measure, and very little of the antonyms. We are enjoying the e-journal of your adventure. We are excited that you are now well over half-way. We would say that ‘its all down hill from here’, but we know better! Our thoughts, spirits , and prayers are with you. Arne and Nancy.
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Appreciate the prayers and the quote – will be used on the blog soon! Wishing you much summer fun on the lake!
Laurie: Here is to finding more angels along the road and still feeling you are blessed.