From Sled Lake to Stark Lake – Northwest Territories, Canada

29th July

First day on snowdrift was spent resting and enjoying the sun and the sandy island. Our bodies needed a day of, and recover from the day before. Bernt suddenly got the urge to shave is head, so it was done with a razor and soap. Turned out not too bad, and just a bit sore in the scalp. Took the canoe for a couple of kilometers upstream for sightseeing, and did some fishing without success. Also we washed our self with soap for the first time in three weeks.  All in all a totally relaxing day.

Only bad news was that our Garmin GPS suddenly stopped getting any satellite signal. That meant we had to do without a GPS for the remaining part of the trip. Luckily we were past the most challenging navigation, and from now on it was just to follow the river to the end. But still we suspected it would become difficult to know exactly where on the river we were, since we only had 1:250 000 maps for the remainders of the route. Until we reached Snowdrift, we had been using 1:50 000 maps, but to keep the weight and amount of maps low, we had decided on only 1:250′ maps from Snowdrift and down.

Bernt getting his head done...

Bernt getting his head done...

Using soap for the first time

Using soap for the first time

Relaxing with Eileen River in the background

Relaxing with Eileen River in the background

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