Hi everyone! This is Travelin’ Rick. I recently went on a camping trip of a lifetime. I went camping in Trail, British Columbia, Canada on the Columbia River. Camping in British Columbia is most certainly a thrill.
I arrived at the campsite on Friday evening, got the tent setup and then cooked some hot dogs on the open fire. There is nothing like the taste of hot dogs cooked on an open fire. As a matter of fact, there is nothing like the taste of any kind of food cooked over an open fire. I ate three hot dogs! Normally I could only eat one, maybe two at the most.
Saturday morning, I got up early and went fishing. The spot I was at along the Columbia River was in the midst of the most beautiful mountains that I have ever seen. There were definitely a lot of fish in the river because I must have seen about a hundred of them jumping out of the water, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch any. I was really disappointed about this because I wanted to have a fish fry.
On the river, besides seeing fish jump, I did see quite a few loons. Seeing loons on a river also confirms to me that there are a lot of fish in the river because loons would not waste their time in a body of water if they weren’t going to be able to get food for themselves.
I also saw a golden eagle sitting on a huge rock on the west side of the river. He was a beautiful bird, with big golden wings that must have spread at least five feet apart. At one point, I saw the eagle ruffle his wings. What an awesome sight!
A little while later, at the north end of the river, I saw a bald eagle swooping over the river. He didn’t have a chance to get any fish because he was too busy fighting off the crows that were chasing him. The crows in BC are huge and they kind of scare me a little. I’d rather see eagles than crows any day of the week.
I enjoyed my camping trip very much and I have vowed to myself that I will be coming back to this camping spot on the Columbia River whenever I get the chance. It is a beautiful spot and one that I will never forget.
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