With so many photos being taken on this year’s Birch Bark Canoe Building Course, there were to bound to be some images which didn’t make it into our daily blog updates.
Here are a few extra shots from our archives to give you a better look behind the scenes of this seminal course:
Old friends Lars Fält and Ray Mears share a moment between carving
Work begins on splitting a hefty length of ash
It’s a team effort as the ash is split even further, in preparation for its use as the inwales and outwales of the canoe
Team member Dan Hume helps to prepare the ceremonial sweat lodge
Senior Assistant Steve Corbyn gets stuck in as the canoe begins to take shape
Lars and his grandson join Pinock for a well-earned rest on the final day
The team proudly present their picturesque craft
For more information on next year’s course, or to book your own place, please visit the Birch Bark Canoe Building course page.
It fantastic to see a group of people all working together for a shared achievement, not personal gain. At the end of the week the greatest creation is not the Canoe, but friendship and communion! Something that there is not enough of on this planet.
That’s one the many reasons why I love Bushcraft!