Current Song: OneRepublic – Stop and Stare
Killarney Camping Day 1
Started at 7AM with 2 Timmy stops prior to reaching municipality of Killarney (population of 500). It took 4.5 hours. Canoed for almost 2 hours prior to arrival at our random camp site. I haven’t canoed in the longest time therefore I constantly forgot to switch sides. We started at Bell Lake to Three Mile Lake and ended at Balsam Lake. My friends set up the site slowly because most of us (including me) were beginners and were clueless on camping related tasks. Luckily, previous campers left fire wood for us so less effort was spent on chopping wood. First night’s dinner consisted of “angel hair spaghetti with Alfredo and smoked salmon”. Unique combination but very good although it looked like tuna instead. The starry night was beautiful with the colourful moon slowly raising.
Killarney Camping Day 2
Surprised, birds did not chip in the morning. Being the sleeping bug I am, I woke up only when breakfast was prepared. To my shock, some lost stupid person (or drunk dude) found his way to our campsite. He was lost the prior night, walked for half the night and reached our site because he heard us talking in the morning. We paddled him back to his site (10 minutes away). It puzzles and shocks me on how he reached our site as its 2 hours walking distance in a forest at the middle of the night? Scary. We paddledto a short portaging section area and then on David Lake to reach Silver Peak (~500+ meters above sea level). It’s name came is due to its silvery/white gleam when the sun shines on it. The hike was around 5 hours (overall) with steeps hills, very rocky paths and wet grounds. I (being slow and clumbsy as usual) had various klutz moments consisting of “trying” hard not to get my shoes dirty but concluding with numerous steps into “huge” muddy puddles. Slipping on rocks and screaming every few minutes. This opened my friends’ eyes: Determined to hold a branch for assistance, but ended up “swinging” and sliding down the branch at fast pace! The top of the peak was very nice and marked heart of Killarney although very chilly. Had a quick lunch of wraps The leaves were slowly changing colours so it was good timing. Another night of stars all over, very nice. Our group had a lot of fun creating and maintaining the camp fire keeping us warm. Sleeping that night was very cold and chilly as I was shivering despite the 4 layers of clothes on me.
Killarney Camping Day 3
The morning skies were beautiful especially watching the sun raise on a peaceful lake. Cold though; therefore a morning camp fire was started. Had instant noddles with bacon for breakfast and then departed back. Prior to going home, we stopped at Herbert Fish and Chips and Killarney Main Campgrounds on George Lake. I got 8+ bug bites for the entire trip despite the cold weather. Arrived back at FOB town at 6:45 PM; JIT for a royal birthday.
Wrote this section several times but kept deleting. Decided to type the randomness from the mind. Recently, some worries arise. A short-term challenge will begin and I predict forest fires, drought or hail to occur. My poor 4 fishes died in a week. Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake sitting very lonely in the fridge. Admire the maturity of dear ones that speak rather than avoid. If only I can speak out. Confidence issue arise everywhere. And to conclude, three simple words.