Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015 Weather: 22 degrees Celsius, 40 km/hr wind gusts Distance: ~ 14 kms including 3 short portages (Matagamasi Lake to Donald Lake via Gold and Colin Scott Lakes) After a hearty breakfast at the Sportsman’s Lodge we loaded our gear into the truck and headed out to our put-in. We had our longestContinue reading “Day 1: The Longest Day”
Tag Archives: backcountry
In the last three and a half weeks, I have whitewater canoed the French River, canoed and camped near an under-control forest fire in Killarney Park, and canoed through the beautiful backcountry wilderness of Temagami. I have a ton of photos to process and writing to share with you; however as I write this IContinue reading “Quick Update”
I Can Cook. Now Help Me With The Tarp.
Wind blew the rain into our camp kitchen. We were mostly dry, as dry as we could be after kayaking all day in a steady rain, thanks to the strategically-hung tarp overhead. The leaders decided to push off a day the Iron Chef ODAN edition competition to allow we weary paddlers a chance to makeContinue reading “I Can Cook. Now Help Me With The Tarp.”
Trip Report: Partridge Creek Canoe Trip
Put five paddlers who have never paddled together – most of whom had never met – add a gorgeous spring weekend and a new-to-them route and see what pops out!
Day Three: Hydro Field to Deerock Lake
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 Weather: Sunny and windy. High of 13 degrees Celsius. Distance: ~6km The last day on the water always feels a little bittersweet and so we lingered in camp a bit longer.
Day Two: Partridge Lake to Hydro Field (ish)
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 Weather: Sunny. Light breeze. High of 14 degrees Celsius. Low of -3 degrees. Distance: ~18km Our main day of paddling brought everything from quiet contemplation over a strong cup of coffee to being thankful for my drysuit to laughing with new friends over a ridiculous dinner and a cozy campfire toContinue reading “Day Two: Partridge Lake to Hydro Field (ish)”
Day 1: Put-In to Partridge Lake
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 Weather: Sunny. High of 19 degrees Celsius. Low of 0 degrees. Distance: ~9km Holy cow did the day ever start early: Justin (Wild Adventures Canada) picked me up at 5:30AM. Nothing like meeting someone for the first time while groggy.
Shoes and Bags
This afternoon I attended the funeral for a woman who lived a good, long 96 years on this earth. I listened to her granddaughter, a dear friend of mine, fondly remember how her grandmother was to blame for her love of shoes and bags. I mentioned this to my husband hours later over pints ofContinue reading “Shoes and Bags”