I spent this past Weekend in the heart of Manitoba's Vikingland along the shores of LAKEWHATEVERPEG .
Here in Gimli is a mural of the GIMLI GLIDER ..
back in '83 a Boeing 767 ran out of gas because Canada changed to f*cking Metric and the pilot made a miraculous impromptu landing on a Dragway strip...
which btw could not be repeated in Flight Simulators!
I do have some badass Nordic blood so I am right at home in these Fishing/Tourist Villages.. although I did miss the Elvis Competition by a few hours.
At Hecla I dove off of a perfectly good boat in my gitch (I am so spontaneous) out in the middle of an algae bloom..if you had bothered to read any of the Lake Whateverpeg link you'd know that it is a shallow giant (ie WARM) and there are no species of fish that prey on humans.
Back on land there is plenty of Wildlife in this Provincial Park and not all of it Human...although the local inhabitants are all colourful characters.
I saw Fox, Pelicans, Hawks, and snapped some pics of this Garter Snake and Plover.
Later in the evening, inside the rustic (and quite haunted) home of my Host, who is a bona fide Fisherman and Hunting Guide, I shot several animals that had already been shot! Did I mention that it was haunted?
I was sippin a few beverages and glancing up at the mounted Deer and Caribou peering down at me and then out of the blue this muthafrickin' uppity Bear started gittin all up in my bizness so
I said "You Take That Back!"
and he said "Bring It On"
and then he munched on my Berries!
So that's what I did on the second last Weekend of