In this episode, Tori, Buck, and I tie off all loose ends before we head into the wilderness. We watched as Labrador Air Safari expertly straps our canoe to the struts of the De Havilland Beaver for our float plane flight deep into the bush. Our drop-off point is Lac Fonteneau, a large wilderness lake that is the headwaters of the East Natashquan River. Fonteneau’s northern tip startles the Labrador border and we’re 118 miles from the nearest road when the bush pilot left us on a beautiful beach. It was Tori’s first ride in a float plane and she was a little nervous. Buck on the other hand was as cool as a cucumber and napped for the entire flight.
Here we are in that tash. Bond. It is freaking beautiful made it here last night got a little fire going Folded the bed down on the back of our Mitsubishi Delica and just slept right here on the beach now We're going to go grab a bite to eat in town Lay our stuff hook Is there anything [we] forgot is there anything that? We don't want to bring and it's our last chance to do that before our float plane flight leaves which is at 2 so it Is Rapidly approaching? we're just here and face the lack level outside of Natasha Kwan and We just weighed all our stuff looks like we just came in to be the right weight We're flying out with labrador Air Safari into Lac, Fontana to paddles and [Antoshka] [Wants] East Branch Really excited feeling a little nervous making [sure] we got everything This is very precious Cargo. We have here. So I'm feeling really Very excited, but also extremely nervous. This is going to be like very first Hawaiian Wilderness trip ever longest canoe trip ever Jacque and Daniel are going to show us how to tie a floatplane no none Yeah, tie a floatplane to a canoe They're going to show us how [to] tie a canoe to a floatplane, so let's watch how they do it You making sure that the propeller doesn't hit the canoe. Thank you labrador Air Safari used for Ratchet straps secure the canoe to the plane [two] large straps in the Middle over the Haul held it down tightly while additional smaller straps held the bow and Stern carrying handles two D-Rings in the pontoon Some bush pilots use two ropes over the hall with a third rope in between them to hold together which is also an effective method and if the [candle] Touched the tail yeah problem yeah, yeah Okay, yeah, okay, Joshua nice crib. Yeah, absolutely. Thanks for all your help So we're just taxiing out when beaver and we got our first pilot here [serge] To head out I guess you could say [our] trip is officially under Nobody paddles the east breads the Natasha quan is very remote And there's two massive canyons on it each one is 5 kilometers long Hopefully that doesn't mean 10k of portaging, but there's going to be some serious rapids. There's still those nerves You know because it's [mother] [nature] wants to slam the door on you. She will so let's keep our fingers crossed here [love] a graceful exit for the Buckaroo After the hour and 15 minute long flight left us on a beautiful beach. We are completely on our own and 118 miles from the nearest Road Looked like [a] great place [to] [kin] But wanting to put some kilometers behind us we ate lunch and began paddling North towards the labrador border you