Wow! The countryside changed even more as we got closer to our next stop, Bakers Narrows Provincial Park. More and more huge rocks, larger than most homes and in between the rocks, spruce forest and beautiful lakes. Can it get better than this! This is the infamous Canadian Shield. Arriving at Bakers Narrow’s campground we know now why it is very popular during peak seasons as it is only 12 miles from Flin Flon, Manitoba. We found that in May a lot of sites were available and as we are totally self- contained not requiring power, we were told of a choice spot overlooking Achapapuskow Lake. I’m not revealing the site number as we love to get this spot as it has a huge rock, larger than our cabin back home, that is the ideal place to sit and look at the lake and realize just how beautiful this world is we live in. That afternoon we went for a short hike along the rocks to check out the campground. Char fell spraining her ankle, so that ended the hiking. Thinking if it was not better in the morning we may be visiting Flin Flon and their hospital sooner than planned.
Since hiking was out we decided to air up the Sea Eagle and check out the lake. The beauty of this campsite is it’s just a short walk to the beach, an excellent place to launch the kayak on the sand between massive rocks. We are still thinking this rubber boat is fragile so the sand was good. We were still using the kayak paddles and they worked that day to get us on the water, discovering a very large lake full of islands and in some areas shallow rock reefs. Beware! those of you using props to get about in your watercraft.
One of the benefits about RVing are the people you meet. That evening we met a couple Jim and Janice from Creighton, Saskatchewan who were camped across from us. They noticed Char’s limp and me running around looking after her every need and stopped over to see if we needed anything. We did! Thinking we had tensor bandages with us as I’m usually in need of one, we found everything else but. Lucky for us they had one and graciously offered it to us along with a pain cream for Char to try. Also the bush pies for dessert were very welcomed. Great people, swapped them a book to read on Elk Island Park in Alberta.
We also found a lot of people in the campground were people from Colorado, USA up to enjoy the great fishing. This was the first campground we had seen small deep freezers in the campground, wow we thought some people bring everything! Later we saw large fish fillets being distributed to several of the campsites, finding out later it was an outfitter who cleaned the day’s catch.
The weather was warm; the wind picked up in the evening so it was good we got our kayaking in early, usually the wind dies in the evening. The campground was quiet and we enjoyed an evening tea sitting on our private rock patio listing to the loons as the sun set.
If Char’s foot is OK tomorrow we will stay here a couple of more days.
For your information campsite reservations can be done at www.manitobaparks.com . The campground has all services, most sites with power and water and features close to 90 sites. All areas are wheel chair accessible, very clean washrooms with showers, some cleaned 3 times a day…this is good. Still very wet crappy firewood but at no extra charge. Six Yurts are available to rent and sit overlooking the lake high on the large rocks. If memory serves correct last summer we paid $18 per night for no service and $22 per night for power with no sewer.
More on Bakers Narrows to come, until then hope to see you “Down the Road”….Charlotte and Gerry the RV cowboy.
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