PART TWO – 17th July
The wind was still strong, but we managed to cross the last part of Eileen Lake, by navigating from island to island. On the way we stopped at a natural phenomena called Esker Point. An esker is a long, sharp, sandy hill that may run for miles trough the tundra. It was made by the glaciers at the last ice age, and are marked on the maps by <<<<<<<<. It was a place I was exited to see, not only for the phenomena, but also because this particular esker was camp, and described by Helge Ingstad when he one winter lived with the Indians in that area.
Out on the esker we found the remains of an old trapper cabin. It must have been abandoned for at least five decades ago, but it left a reminder of how the people of the north used to live of the land in the old days. Scattered around lay old traps for (mår, noen som vet hva dette er på engelsk?), fox and other fury guys that could be turned into a expensive coat.
We camped on an island 2 km from the outlet of Eileen Lake. The island were so dense with mosquitoes and black flies, that we found no other solution than eating our dinner out on the lake in our canoe.