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Jul 1, 2010 - Waskish, MN

Today‘s entry is short. It is too windy to fish. We decide to take the Old Marina hike. We do not go far when I turn my ankle. It is not bad but it gives us an excuse to go back to the campground. Besides, the black flies are out. I put ice on my ankle and we spend the day loafing. We try to identify the woodpecker we saw in North Dakota. We think it was an acorn Woodpecker. Our stop in Waskish has been another great mini-vacation. Tomorrow, we head to Bemidji for the Fourth of July weekend. Campground: Big Bog State Recreation Area...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Waskish, MN

Today I explore the Big Bog Boardwalk again. John entertains himself fishing at the pond. I wear my bug baffler, as the flies are bad when I start my hike. Eventually, a breeze keeps them away. I circle the pond and find my lady slippers and Canada Geese. At home, I am not fond of the geese on the golf courses. Up here is where the geese belong. I study each sign to see what I can find. I see another Blue Flag Iris in the lowland brush. I have many flags in my garden at home. It is different to see them in the wild. As I move to the pine...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Waskish, MN

We are exploring the Waskish area. First thing in the morning, we drive to the public boat ramp and fishing dock. It is a relaxing way to start the day. We eat breakfast at a resort that is just up the road from the State Recreation Area. They have a restaurant, an RV park and they rent boats. John sets up a half-day boat rental. They give us the lower July 1 rate even though it is still June. It is more than reasonable. John heads out onto Upper Red Lake. I stay in the RV. They have WIFI here. I am happy. It is a beautiful day on the...

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Jun 28, 2010 - Waskish, MN

This is Minnesota Wild Rice Country. We eat wild rice soup most every day and this morning I order wild rice pancakes. We see the wild rice fields marked on a map. Does this mean the rice is not really wild? We head to the Big Bog Boardwalk. This is my kind of place. The boardwalk is two miles round trip. I am walking into the marsh/swamp. The only way I will ever see a marsh/swamp is on a boardwalk. At first, I see shrubs. Next, pines surround me. Finally, I am in open peat land. At one time, people tried to drain this area and farm the...

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Jun 27, 2010 - To Waskish, MN

Is it fate or just dumb luck? Over breakfast, we decide to head east to International Falls. We will parallel the Canadian Border. When we reach Baudette, we find that Route 11 is closed and we are detoured. Did I say detoured? It is more like “You can’t get there from here!” As we head south, I get out the maps. Good news, Route 72 is one of the routes we talked of taking. It is another scenic highway. We appear to be traveling through a pine forest. The GPS says marsh/swamp on both sides of us. There are yellow water lilies in the barrow...

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