We saw the swans on Clear Lake several times again today. It was such a beautiful day, perhaps a day to rest if you’re a swan rather than migrating, which seems like a lot of work. We spent most of the day paddling and portaging from lake to lake, enjoying the warm and sunny weather. First, we made a trip into Eskwagama Lake. Then we went back into Clear Lake and the North Kawishiwi River in order to access South Farm Lake. As we paddled west along the North Kawishiwi River we noticed a solo paddler heading towards us. We soon recognized our friend Elton, who had paddled into the Wilderness to find us. We enjoyed our visit with Elton and we paddled together for several miles before he turned around and headed home. His smiling face and the fact that he came out looking for us was a welcome gift, but he also brought us chocolate and fresh tomatoes and beans from his garden! For the entire rest of the day we paddled to the rhythm of the song he sang for us. Thank you Elton!
When we returned to our campsite Amy announced that it was time to bake a cake. Today is my birthday and so we baked a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! We can bake just about anything you can bake at home in a conventional oven using a neat little pot with a special lid called a FryBake. The cake was delicious and we have one small piece left, which we plan to split as a special breakfast treat tomorrow. #wildernessyear #savethebwca #birthday