I had been go go go and I needed a bit of a break. I, of course, didn’t want to stay home though, so I planned a quick trip to one of my favorite areas, the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails. I found a site on a lake called East Paint Lake that was all by… Read More East Paint Lake – Relaxing with Snakes
It was a great weekend, it was cold, it was wet, it was windy and I vowed momentarily not to camp again until next summer, but it was a total hoot! I had been in correspondence with Mike Burns who had provided me with a huge amount of advice and information regarding my recent solo… Read More Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow
When I first saw a canoe made by Backcountry Custom Canoes on Instagram at the start of the year, I thought they were the most beautiful canoes I’d ever seen. I knew nothing about them, just that they were gorgeous looking boats. (Photos provided by Backcountry Custom Canoes Instagram page.) I would see them on… Read More The Story of My Canoe – Backcountry Custom Canoes
It’s been a busy busy summer, a busy year actually and I have had the most amazing trips! After completing my big three solo adventures, French River, Algonquin and Killarney, I am ready for a nice relaxing camping trip with lots of exploring and down time and not a huge amount of paddling or portaging.… Read More Massasauga – Fabulous Fall Kayak Camp – Buck Wolf Sunrise
Here is where I left off in Part 1, on a non site on Great Mountain Lake in 39 km wind gusts……. As I sat listening to the wind howling, I looked up and once again noticed the brightly lit up globe in the sky in front of me. I didn’t make the effort to… Read More Killarney Solo Canoe Trip – Racing the Wind – Part 2/2
With another long weekend fast approaching, it was time to devise a new plan. A 5 day solo canoe trip was in order and I wanted it to be as awesome as my Algonquin trip had been. It would be hard to surpass but I believed I had the groundwork for another epic journey! After… Read More Killarney – Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1/2- Paddle Paddle Muck Wind
When I first met Mike Ranta at the 2017 Toronto outdoor show I didn’t really know that much about him. All I knew was that I had just heard him present and I had never heard someone speak so passionately about something. Mike Ranta speaks from his heart and he is so passionate about… Read More Mike Ranta – Hanging out in Killarney with a Modern Day Voyageur!