The Fumigation As Wind Blows Free: A Paddling Poem

a tent site at the southeast end of Isaac Lake, Bowron Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
The scene of the crime: our tent site on Isaac Lake

Several years ago my wife and I, together with our friend Heidi, completed a circuit of the famous Bowron Lakes Canoe route (though we used kayaks). While we ate excellently overall, one supper was unforgettable not just for its taste but for its after effects. I commemorated the occasion with this pastiche of Robert W. Service’s famous “The Cremation of Sam McGee“.

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Survival Rations, Sea Kayak Style

The supper menu from Saturday night’s paddle camping trip:

Granville Island pale ale, ice cold from a mini cooler.

vegetable and chorzio pasta topping

Rotini, served with fresh cut vegetables and coins of Chorizo sausage, lightly sautéed in virgin olive oil. Topped with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano and toasted pinenuts.

a serving of portPure butter shortbread biscuits.

Dirty Laundry vineyards A Girl In Every Port

Aunty’s sticky toffee steamed puddings.

All seasoned with fresh sea air, healthy exercise and fine company.