The George River crew departed from Chewonki Neck early on Tuesday morning heading north. I was fortunate to be their driver and past few days have reminded me again of the incredible landscapes that one experiences on the 625 mile drive between Chewonki Neck and Sept Iles Quebec. a couple hours outside of Quebec City we loaded on to the ferry which crosses the Saugenay River. As we were loading we noticed the first of about 20 beluga whales which spend time in the Fjord feeding. Later in the day we drove in to the campground in Godbout Quebec to a wonderful welcome from Eric a retired college professor and owner of the campground. It was evident that the 2009 George River group that stayed with Eric made quite an impression. The campground is located on scenic bay on North Shore of the St Lawrence River in the small community of Godbout. The next morning we were on the road early for the final two and a half hour drive to Sept Iles. Once in Sept Iles we secured fishing licenses and purchased some last minute supplies. We then headed to the Tshiuetin Train Station. Tshiuetin was formerly known as the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railroad and several years ago the company was purchased by three of Canada’s nearby First Nations from the Innu communities of Mani-Utenam, and Matimekush and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach which is located at the north end of the railroad just outside of Schefferville Quebec. At the station we again received a warm welcome from the staff. We began a tradition in 1991 of providing a Chewonki hat or t-shirt to the train staff that help us load canoes and gear into the baggage car and this has endured us to the Tshiutin staff. With gear loaded on the train we drove out to a beautiful beach near the Innu Community of Maletonem for a rousing game of ultimate frisbee. Then it was back into town to register at the hostile where we would spend the night and then off for a final dinner of pizza. Back at the train station Thursday morning and I departed for the drive south as the crew headed north on the train for Shefferville and the adventure of a lifetime on the DePass and George Rivers.