I failed to mention yesterday's fishing exploits of our intrepid Texan, Kenny. Ever since we have reached the fishing areas of Canada, Kenny has been wanting to go fishing. The first opportunity was in Nipawin, but the Gods were against him when we discovered that the fishing season had not started. The same in The Pas. So, when we arrived on Lake Superior, the sight of cars towing fishing boats really got him excited (not much else does). When we arrived here yesterday afternoon, off he went with his rods (poles in Texas). We on the other hand went sightseeing. Four hours later he returned, empty handed. Not a single fish!! Perhaps his lack of success was due to the fact that Canadian fish have an aversion for Texans!
Maybe he will have better luck today when we cross the border into Michigan for two nights.
Yesterday's evening meal at the Kinniwabi Pines restaurant was a great success. First class food served by very friendly staff. It's the first time any of us have been served by an owner of a restaurant who works part time as an accountant in a gold mine! Apparently, there are several gold mines in the area and with the price of gold over $1,000 per ounce it seems the mining is booming. The demise of paper making in this area of Ontario, which has resulted in the closure of a mill and the loss of a large number of jobs, has meant mining is increasingly important to the local economy.