Some of those ditch rivers could get to be quite rough and pack a lot of wallop ...that is once they were dammed off practically to the breaking point...and then...burst the dam! It's a wonder we weren't all washed down to Lakeside Drive! But, if my memory serves me right, when the ditches were deep like that Lakeside Drive wasn't constructed yet. Eventually as the town grew they filled in the ditches and seeded them over with grass...but back then, they were the Grand Canyon!
Indeed. I shed more blood down over the chain of my bicycle tha!n I would in a hundred nosebleeds! Always picking rocks of all sizes out of my shins! But it was worth it for the thrill of being weightless for a few seconds...and then the speed at which the earth came rushing up! Fast!
This is the Half Way Mark! I'm 14 days behind but it's summer in Sculpin Tickle. There's been some really great weather and there's a lot of people coming and going. I swear, they should shut down this place when summer hits because getting a regular card of activities done is a chore! Besides, I've lived here long enough to know that there will be opportunity to catch up later in the fall...when 'the winds of November come early'! (and the rains, and snows, and squalls, and sleets, and drizzles, and...and...have I made my point?)
This is true. Sometimes the birds would be chirping all night. I don't know what they were talking about but it went on and on and on!
Right that! All the girls I knew growing up would have no problems handing you your gonads on a stick if you pissed them off! I don't know where some fellows get their courage! Or is it a lack of fore thought?! My advice to any young Toms prowling around is 'Beware the She Cat'! Hell hath no fury like that of a gal caught changing in the woods in Labrador! They are crazy ladies!!
True. The girls would all run off giggling and hide to change into their swim suits...and all of us fellas would slowly start to gravitate in the general direction they took off in. Eventually splinter groups of the braver guys would disappear into the bush in an effort to outflank the girls and sneak up on them! I was never one of them...I was just a kid then, wondering what all the fuss was about!
All I have to say on this matter is that the lakes...all of them...are way colder than you ever want to imagine!
There was lots of quartzite rock around! In fact there was so much that I took some out of Labrador and drove it all the way back here to Sculpin Tickle!
Man, I can remember going up to those lakes on blistering hot days...the water was bone numbingly cold! So much so that it actually stung when you were in it! All in all though, the cold water did not bother us kids in the least. We just got in and had fun. 'nuff said.
I have to admit that I did crack off a couple of spoon handles but I'll clarify...I did not do it on purpose! Sometimes the sludge was so thick and hard you had to put your weight against the handle to cause the spoon blade to sink into the muck...and sometimes that was too much!!