Smoothrock Camp, Armstrong, Ontario
I had a quiet week of family fishing at a fly in fishing camp, and a little birding, I saw my spruce grouse and then added the black-backed woodpecker. I counted a black-throated blue warbler coming up to Canada in the Superior National Forest. We caught some nice fish and I spent most of my time fishing naked since it WAS nude recreation week. We saw some huge spiders called fishing spiders which looked like kayaks on the water. I stayed naked in case something flew by, but not much happened……AND THEN…..
It seems something almost always happens. I was fishing in my boat out in the Canadian wilds wearing nothing but the sun, as they say, and my kids kept picking on me that I felt a little uneasy when a strange float plane flew over, sometimes covering up, or sitting down. Things with me always have a reason. Trust one’s paranoia…
It was last Tuesday when a suspicious yellow-black plane landed at camp. I responded to my family “The government is coming to visit!” We got our licenses organized, I got dressed, we organized fish, and waited for the officers to walk to our cabin. It was surprisingly quick. The OPP and the MNR warden came walking up the quarter mile from camp. They counted fish, grumped about our campfire, and generally gave us a once-over that seemed to me to be that they were looking for something or someone. One of them kept giving me the suspicious eye, like the border agent, back in winter north of Roseau, in my owl adventure but he said nothing, eventually they wandered on.
Later I learned that they gave another guy a citation for having beer in the boat, the OPP agent having seen him holding a beer while flying. When I saw that plane earlier fly about a quarter mile away from me casting for pike naked in the boat, I wondered what else they saw? I’m sure they stopped and were checking me out. Either fishing naked is no crime, or they wanted to surprise me naked back at camp but didn’t.
in the end, we got nothing but a stern warning on proper fish freezing and campfire care but no fine unlike the poor dude with a beer in the boat, but beware! In Ontario yellow planes may be watching you! Beware of this plane!
A MOOSE FAMILY
OLAF SCORING A COUPLE OF BIRDS and ALSO PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD RECORD SKINNY DIP….
…..it was a field goal I got three points……………OLAF