Grande expédition hiver 2018 (14-18) - Jour 2

Changes to the program. Small change, but change nonetheless. It’s been too nice and warm in the last few weeks and we’re running out of snow. So unfortunately, we won’t be able to start dogsledding for two days.

“Make the best of a bad situation,” says the saying. Never mind, we’ll go kiss the trees. Let me explain…

The day will be devoted to walking in the forest. 9 kilometres accompanied by our guides Donald and Stephanie and the dogs, Glacier and Rachel. A good 5 hours which will not have been easy for everyone, but which will have been accomplished by everyone! And that’s what matters!

And since we were walking too fast, Marie-Michelle proposed, halfway through the journey, an activity in pairs to reinforce our confidence in each other … blindfolded, guided up to a tree, touching it, finding it and returning, always blindfolded, at the starting point. Then, once the blindfold off, we must to find your tree. Bumping and kissing trees, falling down, slipping, we laughed a lot.

Walk a little more. Group photo on the frozen lake and slides. We had a great encounter with a wildlife conservation officer. And we went back to the cabin for the sled training. No one speaks, everyone is tired from the fresh, clean air of the day. Except Alexander, who at the end of the meeting said:”I’ve been wanting to sing “Who let the dogs out?” for an hour.

At dinner time, happy with their day, they turned on the high of their “High and Low”. This is the surprise package available to celebrate an event or cheer yourself up. The group must agree unanimously and there are only two. Tonight was a high. And the package was full of candy.

Hubert Hayaud, Blogger and Photographer for the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation