Many of us have the pleasure of owning or having access to a cabin. It may be just a back country one
room shack, a renovated bus or a cabin or cottage with all the amenities.
Whatever it looks
like, it's our place.
Many of us have the added pleasure of bring able to live there
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are well within the reach of most of us.Many families are also piling into their cars and taking to the hills - or seashore
- to seek refuge from life’s pressures, in their own retreat.
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Old cabin and a Cold Fishing Trip
I have always longed to go trouting or trout'n and for me not to go, the weather had to be pretty nasty. It was
in the spring of 1985 and a couple of us had made plans to take the trikes and to go back about 8 miles into the country.
Our plan, was to leave after work on friday and return saturday evening. The weather, on friday, was cold, wet and windy,
however; we decided to go anyway. The trike ride in was very difficult as the marsh's were soft and we had freezing rain.
This was not good trouting weather. We were going to stay in a tent but with the freezing driving rain, we decided to look
for a cabin.
It was dark and around 10:00pm when we found an old deserted cabin.There was
an old wood stove and a couple of bunks. It was better than nothing and it did providr some shelter. We were able to
get a fire going, although we had to be careful with a rusting stove pipe. There were holes in the walls, however we made
the best of a bad decision and bunked down for the night. My young son, who was 12 at the time, was with us and I let him
get in my sleeping bag with me to keep him warm. It rained all night and it was damp and cold. We didn't get much sleep
and when we got up, it was still raining and the trees were bent over from the ice.
knowing that the weather was not co-operating, we decided to try our luck at fishing. It was freezing with a north easterly
wind and freezing rain. We caught a few trout but it's usually the one that got away that is the story. We were fishing
off a small island when Junior hooked into a large trout. As he reeled it in, we saw that it was a 3 to 4 pound mud trout.
It's belly was red and we couldn't wait for him to land the fish. If we didn't catch another trout,this would
have made the trip worth while. We watched as he reeled it closer and closer to shore. Then it happened, he slipped on the
icy rocks and pulled the hook. The fish was gone. We were extremely disappointed. But fishermen always rebound and although
we didn't get the big one, we still had a story to tell of the one that got away.
of the trip was uneventful, except for the ride back to the vehicles. We were wet and Junior, who lost the big one, rode his
trike into a deep bog hole and was covered with mud, We managed to haul him and the trike out and finished our trip. All said.."It
was a great trip!"
"Dad, there's a body in here!"
or trout fishing and camping, were part of our summer pleasures.My sister-in-law and her family were camping near a salmon
river on the Salmonier Line. My family and the in-laws made plans to join them for a day of salmon and trout fishing.
were a number of old, run down cabins, in the area. One of them had belonged to my sister-in-law''s grandfather. She
was rummaging around the cabin and the next thing we heard was "Dad, come..there's a body in the
We all ran down and my father-in-law went in to check. He came out laughing. What she saw was moose hair
and some bones. Apparently a moose must have somehow gotten into the old cabin and perished. The cabin was falling down
and nobody had been in there for years.
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