This journal is not updated regularly, but there will certainly now be a few days hiatus due to our impending annual visit to the cabin on Lac Papineau in the Kenauk reserve which attentive readers have probably heard more than enough about in previous years.  We shall be out of touch with electricity, the internet and even cell-phones (the first two being a hardship, that latter not at all so) but now that I have a netbook with >9 hours of battery life (true) I can prepare the next posting as we go along … hopefully it will be replete with tales of fighting fish and rare birds.  Time will tell.  When we return I shall also be “another year older but hopefully not deeper in debt”.