Brilliant description of the portages, and so true! It also took us quite a while to figure out to go up the rock where we had pulled the boats in at that portage. "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the portage route." Or something like that.
I am literally LOLing at your quote! I have to put that on the 2023 WT packing list so I remember how to find them!
Sherlock Holmes has apparently been to Canada
, so I'm sure that's the actual original version of the line.
LOVE THIS STRING! And of course Derek handled the boat like it was a frickin baton!!!