We got finished in the north just in time.  We worked at a regular pace and finished closing the camps.  It was cold every night and snowed ever day.  It was time get out of the north country.  Fall did not stay around too long before winter started pushing in.

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It took awhile each day before we could get moving. There was 3 inches of frozen snow on the Otter. Having to wait until it got around the freezing point then remove the snow being careful not to fall in the lake!

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Being careful. This is what happens when you fall with an outboard motor in your hands on a slippery boat ramp. At least my teeth were still there.

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Some of the small lakes to the north were starting to freeze up.

Once we were done closing up.  The next step is to wait for a break in the weather to put the Otter away.  We had one nice day in the forecast and away I went!

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The weather was perfect for the last flight of 2012.  Lots of altitude and a good tailwind.  Once the Otter is put away it feels good.  6 months of babysitting the old girl is enough.  She did a great job again in getting our people moved this summer.  Time for a rest.

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And for the last 7 days it has been like this. Raining, misty and just plain crappy. It started the morning after the Otter hit dry land. The bad weather did not bother me near as much since I did not have to fly in it!

We are headed back to the Prairies.  Out on the ice.  On the rink coaching and on the lake fishing.  After of course DEER SEASON!

We hope every one has a good fall and remember if you want to book dates for next season just give us a call or an email.  We will be sending a fall newsletter out around Thanksgiving.  If you are not on our email list and would like to receive it, simply sign up on our website.