Then we paddled into Floodwood, down Fish Creek, through Square and stopped at an empty campsite where we parked the boats. We then walked about 1 1/2 miles back to the car and drove back to pick up the boats. This is a route we used to do when we had the heavy tandem boat and didn't want to portage it. It was nice to do it again, since we like paddling the length of Fish Creek.
We weren't bothered by bugs as long as we stayed away from shore. But as soon as we got close to shore we were surrounded by black flies. So we didn't make as many stops as we would have liked. We saw some hobblebush (Viburnum alnifolium in the Caprifoliaceae) in bloom alongside the road.