Salmon fishing & fly tying on the Miramichi...

Sunday, 8 June 2014

A productive weekend..

Dad, Billy and I headed to the camp on Thursday evening, we had originally planned to take a rip around the horseshoe until the weather changed to a  monsoon.. We instead decided to get some work done at the camp. We had more pine to nail on so we went at that for a couple days.

Dad also had arranged for a little site work in the yard by a local contractor so we had to cut down a few trees to accommodate this - and of course, the rain didn't let up so we looked like a bunch of drowned rats by the time we were done.. One bonus was that it kept the bugs to a dull roar... 'Tis skeeter season up on the rivah!

These pictures are actually from Saturday when it was dry enough for the dozer:


After the tree cutting was over we went back at the pine - it was a long day as we also had to wire the panel, outlets, etc. it took a couple hours before we even got to start nailing but at the end of the day we had the another side wall complete. 

The next day, we set a goal of getting the large ladders and planks out of the camp once and for all... The only way to achieve this was to carry the ceiling pine over to the mezzanine where we could later work off short ladders.. It was an aggressive schedule but one in which we were determined to achieve. Thankfully, John Alward showed up to give us a hand for the day - he did a mighty fine job running the saw on the ground support crew with Billy! Thanks again John, we couldn't have got to the mezzanine without your help! (At least not by our goal) 

Dad was the key player of the day, once again, with his high flying abilities on top of our wobbly staging. We'd have been staring at insulation behind vapour barrier for a long time if I was the guy up there..  

A few pictures of one our toughest days building yet:

As Rod would say, the Blackville gymnastics or parkour team:

The high wire act:

You can finally start to get a feeling of the scale of inside of the camp through pictures now (or at least I think so):

Exhausted after a job well done:

We said it wasn't going to be a late night but we still managed to stay up past midnight after having a few celebratory sodas.. It was a hell of a weekend, we're all tired and sore but have a great sense of satisfaction after getting so much accomplished.