Lake Quesnel BC Rowing Journey Photos and Haiku

Richie and Dana Clark

Richie and Dana Clark

the rowing journey—
making it up as we go
having lost the map

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Grain Creek, rainbow trout, Dana Clark

the youngest brother—
catching the biggest rainbow
with an ugly fly

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Long Creek, Dana Clark

abrupt windstorm—
catching our tents before they
fly into the lake

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Long Creek camp

after a chant
to the Indian spirits
the gale abates

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Long Creek, caterpillar

on a rain-slicked stone
also waiting out the storm—
a caterpillar

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Lake trout

the middle brother
snagging the longest fish—
lake trout from bottom

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Long Creek, Dana Clark

never noticed
how a mosquito walks—
socked in the tent

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Mitchell River log camp

waking to a rainbow
reflected on the lake—
what’s left for my heart?

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North End Lake Quesnel, Dana & Richie Clark

the son rowing
the father catching fish
the son soon fries

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Roaring River, ouzel fledgling

the ouzel tricking
her fledgling with food to flee
the birdwatchers

Roaring River butterfly

Roaring River butterfly

the butterfly
I’m trying to shoot landing
on my camera

Hunters Point, Dana Clark

Hunters Point, Dana & Richie Clark

father and son
carving first walking sticks—
troubled by knots

Hunters Point, Richie Clark

Hunters Point, Richie Clark

pan-fried rainbow—
after a long hard day
of skipping stones

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