A float plane will bring us just accross the border with Saskatchewan. Our canoe is tight on one of the floats with some rope (see picture) and our backpacks are place in the rear of the small plane. The weather is very beautifull (27 degrees Celsius) and there is almost no wind in the valley of Clearwater River. During our 45 minutes flight we receive a very nice impression of the river we will canoe on for the next 8 days. Around this river, nothing but forrest. How will we survive in this wilderness full of bears, mooses, wolves and other wildlife?
Except some problems with the stomach for Bart because of the impact of the wind on the canoe, the flight and landing is perfect. Just putting out our stuff and untie the canoe and we are ready for some wilderness experience on Clearwater River. The airplane leaves us and a few seconds later we hear our first moose of the week. We are wondering how long it will last for a first encounter with a black bear? John told us that there were lots of them near to the riverside and we would at least see 3 of them. When he was saying this, we thought he was joking, but was he?