Sometimes There’s A Cabin – Côte Nord Adventure Ep. 4

Sometimes There’s A Cabin – Côte Nord Adventure Ep. 4

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In this episode, Tori Buck and I are in Labrador and we hear a pack of wolves howling close by as we load our canoe. We soon enter the East Natashquan and are the second canoe to touch it’s waters in the last 80 years. A lot of unknowns lay ahead of us. We’d soon deal with our first portage, but after scouting from the faint trail, we saw we could carry over the ledge on the right. After lowering the canoe down, Tori passed my gear as we were hammered by black flies. Soon after we were hung up while running a low rapid after the falls and we got in a bit of an argument trying to free out canoe. Then, after a long monotonous stretch of river, a white cabin appeared in the distance. We were excited to make the cabin our home for the night. The door was unlocked and we made sure we  executed proper wilderness cabin etiquette by leaving the cabin in better condition than when we arrived. The boards with nails in them all around the cabin are to keep bears out.

 

Transcript:

so I just want to put my bed jacket on

and I noticed a little burn hole and

it’s a very small hole but it was

blocked flies are relentless getting

ready for some Rapids today so we’re

just putting on our spray deck should

have the first portage coming up in

about three four hundred meters and then

a rabbit to run but the weather’s not

very good and neither of the Flies just

listen to some wolf calls here sound

pretty close

following the ancient native Porto’s

trail we Scout the first obstruction a

falls and wrap it instead of portaging

on the narrow and seldom used trail we

paddle up to the side of the waterfall

lower the canoe down and then Tory

passes me all of our gear as were

attacked by black flies we plan to run

the rapid up to the falls

okay welcome aboard

hold on

careful in stepping step onto the lawn

come back to your seat no no out of the boat

today we’ve paddled 19 kilometers we

wanted to make it a little bit further

just to kind of get ahead of the game

however we’ve come up on this cabin from

afar it looks absolutely beautiful so we

think we’re probably just going to

finish our day here and set up camp at

this cabin so I think in the cottage Oh

the great pants together earlier start

on tomorrow because today it was really

hard to roll out of bed in the hammering

ring and what are you having to

celebrate I’m having a hottie be went

fry with

you

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.