The circle was really welcoming. We didn’t even have to ask if we could join the pit — they waved us up before we landed, and Jonathan came and helped drag the boat up. “Wow, look at this rig, it’s great. You guys paddle from the mainland?”
Kate said, “Yeah, but not the mainland you’re thinking of. Actually, it’s a bit of a tale.”
“The greatest tale of idiots in canoes you ever heard,” said Claire.
Kate ignored Claire and told Jonathan about our great crossing of Lake Ontario and showed him the fish (we also ignored Claire when she complained about stopping; we’re ignoring her now).