Monday, March 05, 2007

Pine point rapids

So Chelsea and I set out from Winnipeg at around 2 o'clock saturday afternoon. Our destination Pine point rapids, for a fire and supper. Barely in the whiteshell, and we're treated to a very tame fox. He hung out on the shoulder for quite some time, then casually crossed the road in front of my truck. We arrived at the falls close to five. The hike from the parking lot took at least half an hour. Trying to avoid the cross country ski trail, left us with not the best hiking path. But, we made it and now it's time to get things started.
Chelsea made this image of the falls, while I worked on making a fire.

The fires burning, to my embarrassment it took a few tries to start, and then it's time to get cooking supper. Pre-cutting all the ingredients really speeds the whole process up, but with the cool breaze it still takes some time to get the chicken cooked.



Chelsea sitting at the fire, with burrito number one. I had to set up a bit of a wind blocker in order to get the fire started. But once we had it burning, and food in our belly's we really started to warm up.


Chelsea's shot of the fire. Coffee's brewing right in the midst of the flames.


We spent about for hours at the falls, including the hike. The return hike was done after seven, so we had to use my lantern. It was really fun walking back in just our own small world of light, only seeing as much as the light from the lantern allowed. It was a bit colder than I had hoped for but with the fire, the food, and the coffee it became quite comfortable spending four hours in the manitoba backcountry. At least we didn't spend the time locked in a truck, like the poor dog in the parking lot. He was there when we arrived, and after we left.




11 Comments:

Blogger Sandra Plett said...

I'm sure the fire wasn't the only thing keeping you warm:) If you know what I mean!!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Sandra Plett said...

By the way...I love that fox photo! Very cool!

8:25 AM  
Blogger ednaplett said...

looks like a lot of fun, dad & me used to go hiking in winter too. I agree Sandra the fox picture is cool

8:30 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I was going to say... sounds like a Dad night! haha. I feel sorry for the dog in the car...

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandra is implying that you were making out.

Love Nathan

8:15 PM  
Anonymous cory said...

I thought Sandra was never dirty like that. Wow. Anyway, looks like good times out in Whiteshell. I like all the efforts put into the mood/romance stuff. You can see a little Jake Plett showing through here.

Hi Nathan

Cory

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice fox picture

dylan

9:37 AM  
Blogger melissaplett said...

Sandra is ALWAYS ridin' dirty!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Anthony Plett said...

Ya well I guess dad and I have a lot in common...

8:06 PM  
Blogger Cafe Commentary said...

Anth - can you send me your physical address so i can send you an invitation? Email me @ fanice95@hotmail.com

Thanks,

Andrea

4:31 PM  
Blogger johnny m said...

wow. i really love the pictures you take.

hi cory.

2:32 AM  

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