I will never look at a white rock in the same way again, at least not while camping in polar bear country. At dusk after settling into camp on a large island in the Severn at the mouth of the Beaver River Allan, who has been filming the far shore, calmly says “there’s a polar […]

NORTHERN LIGHTS – KI Water Expedition Update

Last night as we shared stories around the campfire we spotted a glow of light in the dark, cloudy sky.  Knowing that we were still far from any town we lay back to watch the display of northern lights.  As the clouds parted we were awed by ever shifting curtains, and stabbing rays of light in […]

RAPIDS ON THE SEVERN – Update from KI Water Expedition

Last night as we camped by the confluence Terry said "Katie you feel that?  There is a warm wind."  On previous evenings he, Louis, and Ronald had predicted the coming weather based on signs like the direction of the wind, the colour of the fire, or the position of the leaves on the alders.  "What […]

MIGRATION – KI Nation Paddlers Update: September 3

Peanut butter on Wassa crackers with honey for lunch again is getting maybe a little too familiar. Our meal is interrupted by Ronald who points up river emphatically. We look but can't see anything new. "Caribou," he whispers, "swimming."

Confluence: KI Nation Paddlers Update – September 2nd afternoon

The Fawn is as wide as a football field now and deep, having collected the waters of hundreds of tributaries draining 13,025 square kilometers of land. Our paddles rarely touch bottom anymore and only a few boulders – large erratics left by retreating glaciers – protrude above its surface. This is big water.

The Traders – KI Paddlers Update – September 2nd, morning

Terry pulls his canoe over to the left bank unexpectedly. We follow him up the steep sandy bank to find a dark stone with white writing.

PITTICOW RIVER – KI Paddlers Update – September 1

Today we passed "the elbow" a series of tight curves in the river just past where the Fawn changes its course from a northeasterly direction to northwest.  Near the Fawn's Easternmost point the Pitticow River enters from the east carrying a substantial flow.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Watershed Expedition

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Wild Life: Aug. 31 Update from the KI Nation Paddlers

  WILD LIFE – August 31 morning Today was a wildlife bonanza.  There was a slight headwind which meant that our scent did not precede us down the river to warn shy animals of our approach.   We started out the morning watching a Bald Eagle swoop down from a nearby tree.  Then we heard stacato […]