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Early this morning I telephoned the Leake household and in fairly short time Heather was down to The Lodge to pick me up and take me back for a 4 days stay.
Some little way outside what is the main village there is this turn off to the north,
and soon the LEAKE homestead sign hove into view.
Let me introduce you to my friends Colin Leake, currently busy in his job as Maintenance Manager on the AlCan Highway, as well as organising the next family holiday,
and his wife Heather, seen here cooking enough chicken to feed the 17 people (just a very small part of the food required for this 2 weeks trip) who will be on their upcoming holiday. This involves flying, by private light aircraft, with 1,500 pounds of kit to the Nahani River in the North West Territory, then rafting from Virginia Falls to Nahani Butte a distance of 240Km
Then comes the Stables which are accommodation for Heather's 7 horses,
The front of the main house.
the back and
2 gable ends with the
west view complete with loungers, stereo, beer fridge and these
beautiful vistas. Looking between the trees the Toad River is also visible.
An Elk scull and antlers serve as a table table.
The barbecue area.
The 2 Guardians of the property as carved by Colin.
Four species of Swallow in the air or perched at the same time!
Of note, just outside of Port Nelson a Sandhill Crane was seen on a roadside verge, otherwise thus far the species of 'wildfowl' recorded here are as follows (list additions in blue):- Mallard, Northern shoveler, Pintail, Cinnamon Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Slavonian Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-necked Duck and American Wigeon. Other additions include Sharp-shinned Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker, Warbling Vireo and Lesser Yellowlegs.
Trip List = 145 World Lifers = 14