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    • #4667
      Northern Dancer

      But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of our Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. Matthew 6:44

      The bright crystal blue skies were quickly becoming grey and I could feel the temperature dropping sharply around us. In what seemed a few moments the first droplets could be felt on my head and arms. A slight panic set in for those who couldn’t remember exactly where their rain gear was stored. As for me, the umbrella attached to my pack, that I recommend everyone do, was out instantaneously. I did not want to get soaked. As we pulled our laden canoes ashore the skies burst open and down it came. The ones who were prepared among us had their umbrellas up instantly and as we gathered we made a shelter similar to the ancient Romans who used their protective shield to cover themselves again weather conditions and projectiles. It rained and rained and rained. The path that we had taken to the higher level of ground had become a mini stream and in moments had turned into a mudslide. There were a few falls on the way up that created a burst of laughter as we saw colleagues slip and slide until they fall. Normally we could expect the rain to fall for a few minutes or so but not this time; it was here to stay with us for the rest of the day and into the early evening. What to do? We had our mini shelter up and we were going nowhere soon for the duration and so it was decided to eat. That is what we did – under the shelter the group made from their umbrellas. Supper was simple – flat meatballs and spaghetti. Hot Campell’s chicken noodle soup with crackers to ward off any form of hyperthermia. The meal was a delicious as any restaurant could make and it helped keep our good spirits up. The rain finally came to an abrupt end. It was unusually quiet for a few moments and then the birds began to chirp and the sun came out in full blast. It was time to pack up and move to our permanent campsite and to record the events of the day.

      LORD, thank you for the precious rain that brings life to the soil, enriches lant life, and sustain our whole life. Amen

      Phots by Northern Dancer – Camp Site at Canisbay lake after a major storm
      – Morning rain on Red Pine Lake

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    • #4670
      Crane Man

      Nothing like a Down Pour to make things interesting and throw a are you Prepared into action, been there on Several Hiking Adventures. Always makes me appreciate

    • #4671

      Rain always makes things interesting to say the least. I try to carry rain gear EVEN if the Weather is Clear, I’ve had Showers come from Nowhere!

    • #4672

      Looks like some Big Rain you had there but your right this Beautiful earth needs the GOD given water’s from the Heavens for all life on this extrodanry planet we live on. Eating Simple makes things interesting as always but the food seems to taste GREAT !

    • #4673

      Rain is always a double edge Sword ! But it’s needed for all things a Blessing from the Lord.

    • #4674

      It seems like it Rains a lot in the Mountains when we go up for Weekend trips but we know that it’s the life of the Woods and Streams and Helps the Wildlife as well.

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