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Bounce Lake 1

Daughter Susan and I loaded her SUV in York, PA with sleeping bags, cooler, sun-powered shower, fishing rods, lots of toilet rolls and clothing for summer and winter and she drove to Buffalo airport where we picked up her son Kiowa. He, in turn drove us across the border through Toronto to Huntsville, Ontario where we stopped for the night. Next morning Kiowa drove us on to Cochrane via New Liskard where we did the greater part of our food shopping. I was tactfully not asked to drive at all!

Cochrane discovered

Cochrane discovered

We checked in to Lillabelle Lake Resort for the night. Billy our outfitter and pilot issued our fishing licences  and early next morning flew us to Bounce Lake about 45 miles north of Lillabelle Lake.

Lillabelle lake in the evening

Lillabelle lake in the evening. Contrails are made by high-flying aircraft taking the Polar route

8-day catch and return licenses required by the State

8-day catch and return licenses required by the Province

 Billy does the paperwork overlooked by the resident elk

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Lillabelle Lake Resort

Lillabelle Lake Resort

 Plane loaded and ready to fly

Billy's aeroplane--a Beaver

Billy's aeroplane--a Beaver

Co-pilot Kiowa is all set.

Co-pilot Kiowa is all set.

Kiowa occupied the same position some 25 years earlier. Billy then flew a dual control Cessna. During one flight Billy handed the joystick over to Kiowa so that he could get a feel of the plane and we passengers got to feel that our end was nigh.

We are on our way!

We are on our way!

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