As we made our way north along Interstate 35 in the pouring rain we couldn’t help but think that it may end up raining like this the entire trip to Canada. Even once we had everyone loaded in the van and continued on towards the border it kept raining making for quite a long drive. We did make it to the border though and they allowed us cross over with no problems and were very friendly to us even thanking all Veterans for their service. Despite the long rainy ride we did make it to Nestor Falls Ontario and settled in for the night to prepare for our early flight in the morning.
The next morning came and everyone was up early and ready to go catch the flight into the bush. Despite our excitement once we made it to the airport we quickly learned that due to the fog we would not be flying until it was gone which would most likely be a couple hours. So we made the best of it and headed off for a little breakfast and some much needed coffee. Once we returned for our flight we waited for another fifteen minutes and the planes were ready to go. We loaded up and we were air born towards Tang of the North our final destination. It was a short flight to get there but the view was amazing and thankfully the view didn’t stop even after we landed. We got settled into our cabins and everyone was ready to do some fishing so naturally everyone got into boats and hit the water.
According to our hosts at Tang of the North the fishing was very slow but we managed to bring in plenty of fish so that we could have a good shore lunch daily. We caught multiple species including walleye, northern, lake trout, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, and the list keeps going. The fishing may have been slow compared to normal but we had a blast and on top of it we had nothing but the quite of nature and beautiful scenery everyway we looked.
We had one boat that was even lucky enough to spot a moose and her calf by the water’s edge getting a drink of water. What an amazing sight that was. We made lots of new friends and enjoyed our time sitting by the fire, fishing, and sharing the stories of success and heart break while we all shared a shore lunch. We were even able to meet some new friends that worked for the ministry in Ontario and they were great people to meet and were definitely a wealth of knowledge as they taught us about the Canadian wilderness. Our hosts at Tang of the North treated us like kings and gave us an amazing trip and the facility there is in the perfect location and an amazing place to stay. Sadly the day did come though that we had to get back onto the plane and head back towards home even though none of us were really ready to go. We had an amazing experience that none of us will forget anytime soon and we all will remember this trip forever.