By the end of the day we had accomplished little. Small things kept cropping up, keeping us from our plans – because – well, they became necessary to complete first in order get around to our plan.
It was past mid-day when we were finally ready.
That is when Stan discovered the blackberries. Bushes and bushes of them.
I immediately asked if there were any bear sign about. The answer came back in the negative, so we set about picking.
We had our fill of berries by supper time. Quite spoiled it for anything else really.
We prepared to settle in for another night.
Stan had collected a huge store of wood for a fire. Its tang filled the night air.