On the river again, this time heading off towards Edmonton. The morning started with a meeting with Global tv and an interview with Sarah so she could prepare her story for the six o'clock news and they also included a zoom meeting with our daughter-in-law, Gillian Hatto, who lives in Calgary. By the time the canoe was packed and ready to leave Devon and the Lions Campground it was one o'clock and the film crew were on hand to take pictures of my departure. Today the weather was kind to me and though there was some wind, it actually enhanced my travel down the river for a change. Today was certainly one of my better days to canoe and so much more enjoyable. My goal was to reach Edmonton and be able to contact Lauren from CBC so they could arrange to interview me. I was able to find a bit of a backwater when I arrived near the Whitemud Bridge and found a space to camp along with some beavers. Very appropriate due to the fact that I was following the route of David Thompson and the fur trade. Unfortunately the beaver I had hoped to photograph did not cooperate so I cannot include his picture in the blog but I did hear quite a few tail slaps during the evening.
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