|Packing up the gear|
The plan was to take our time, and fish our way down to the foot of Ocean Pond and camp for the night, get up early, and fish/paddle our way through the series of ponds and rivers that eventually come out in Markland, where we had left Chads car. The total distance of about 21kms.
|Map of our trip|
The only concern I had was about the water levels for about 2kms. We may have a bit of a slog through shallow water, dragging the canoe behind us. Turned out the water levels weren't bad, and we only had to drag the canoe through shallow water a few times. Also had to lower the canoe over 3 small waterfalls.
|Happy to be on the water|
Lots of boaters on the go in Ocean Pond, there are so many huge cabins on the pond, and almost every one has a boat house. Trouting season just opened, so lots of people were out trying their luck. So were we.
|Trying to put food on the table|
We were hoping to get a meal of trout to cook that evening, but all we caught were ouananiche (land-locked salmon). They are lots of fun on the rod, but not very good to eat. It only took a couple of hours to fish/paddle our way the 7 or so kms to the camp site. The flies were out in full force, so we had to get a nice smokey fire on the go right away.
The is a small dam at the end of the pond, and there was lots of boat traffic going there to try for a few trout, but from what we heard, no one else was having any luck either. So no trout for supper for us, ribs and chicken instead! With our bellies full, we had a few drinks and shot the shit around the fire before going to sleep. We were awake around 7am to another glorious day.
|Nothing beats breakfast on a camp fire. Bacon and Eggs, mmmm!|