On the way to the Athabasca Sand Dunes

 

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                                         Fond Du Lac  

 

is a settlement located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Situated on the east side of Lake Athabasca it is a remote fly-in community. The current population is less than 700 inhabitants, mainly of Dene and Métis descent.
Founded as a community over 150 years ago, by native peoples in pursuit of furs, fishing, hunting and trapping the community has seen little changes. Many in the community can trace their ancestral roots of the area to the early 19th century. "Living off the land" is still a way of life in Fond-du-lac.
The main enterprise today in Fond-du-lac is working in the mineral and other resource extraction business. Others follow a tradition of fishing, hunting, and trapping. 

 

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                                     Nice Church !

 

 

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                                 ORCA at Fond Du Lac

 

 

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                             Hunting Cabin on the little island  

 

We had bad luck with the weather after Fond Du Lac. As soon as we are the Lake we run into very,very  big waves. In our GPS Map we found a little cove, but to get there we had to shoot through some reefs... 

 

 

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ORCA in the little cove. We where very, very lucky! Without finding this cove, I bet ORCA would sunk in this very bad waves, we had to take them from the side, that was NO FUN at all... 

 

 

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                                         Safe harbor...

 

 

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                    One of the many reefs at Lake Athabasca.... 

 

 

 

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We had to drive in the night to meet up with the German camera crew in Fort Chip... 

 

 

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The Lake is mostly calm over night, but the navigation is very difficult, because we don't have a radar an board ORCA. But that will change, we will get an ICOM Radar in Yellowknife...

 

 

 

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                The first time we used our electric bear fence... 

 

 

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I really like the Hellsport Tipi Tent, it is easy to set up and it has a lot of space inside... 

 

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                                        Nice beach...

 

 

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                                 Coffee in the morning... 

 

 

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                         Live is Good ! 

 

 

© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier    Macro in HDV Yih
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                                        Macro in HDV  

 

 

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           Yup, it's me fishing for pike. We got some real nice ones... 

 

 

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                               As always, filming first !

 

 

 

 

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                        Filming at the Athabasca Sand Dunes

 

 

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                                An unreal place... 

 

 

 

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                               Could be on the Mars too....

 

 

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