Day four of our journey down the Yukon River involved a quick brekky, followed by some expert canoe loading and we were off.
Chanced our hand at a bit of fishing along the way today… well Chad did anyway. Being in the Kayak, he had the luxury of being able to cast his line and let it trail as he drifted. His efforts eventually paid off, landing a good sized Grayling at a tributary opening.
We pulled onto an island to scale, gut and cook up the Grayling as part of our lunch. While a fish that size didn’t stretch far between the five of us, what we did get each sure tasted good.
The rest of the day involved plenty of paddling, the odd beer here and there and plenty of laughs – just what we were aiming to get out of this trip.
After completing some 73km down the river, we found another suitable island to camp on for the night. We set up camp and set about preparing for dinner – some amazing moose steaks and our prized bottle of Penfold’s Shiraz which we’d brought along on the trip. I’m actually surprised the bottle had made it this far without being smashed over some rocks somewhere already.
As we sat back and enjoyed our meal, the near silent wilderness air was disturbed from time to time by the splashing sound of a resident beaver smacking it’s tail on the surface of the water making sure we knew it was upset that we were in its neighbourhood. Ahhhhh… Canadian wilderness at its best!
To check out the images from today and the past few days on the river, click on the gallery link below.