My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 To see Part 1, Click Here: Part one left us lost on the Track and Tower Trail new Mew Lake Campground!  See what happens next!!! After about an hour of walking, in the humid hot sun, we put the canoe down and all our bags and sat at the side of… Read More My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

My 1st backcountry Canoe Trip Algonquin 2002- Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 1 of 2

When I was little, my family rented a cottage up north, and for one whole week every summer, I was in total heaven. It was awesome and I have some very fond memories of my time there, even though sadly, we never canoed or paddled.   We did do a lot of really fun things…… Read More My 1st backcountry Canoe Trip Algonquin 2002- Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 1 of 2

New Years at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park – 2017/2018

While saying goodbye to 2017 and welcoming the new year, it was only proper that I mark the occasion by camping. I spent the last day of 2017 and the first day of 2018 in a chilly winter wonderland in Algonquin Park, with some of the awesome people I’ve met through a shared passion, a… Read More New Years at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park – 2017/2018

Hot Tent Trial Run – Mew Lake – Dec 9 & 10, 2017

I completed my new backcountry hot tent just in time for the weekend.  It was a tough and stressful week, but I made it and I was super excited! I had created a new hot tent recently to use in the backcountry as my DIY Tipi was just too heavy.  Before I took it out… Read More Hot Tent Trial Run – Mew Lake – Dec 9 & 10, 2017

Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow

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

Massasauga – Fabulous Fall Kayak Camp – Buck Wolf Sunrise

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

Killarney Solo Canoe Trip – Racing the Wind – Part 2/2

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

Killarney – Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1/2- Paddle Paddle Muck Wind

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

Georgian Bay – Solo Kayak Camp – Conquering Fears !

I have always loved the beauty of Georgian Bay.  You see, I have a thing for rocks. I just love them and Georgian Bay is full of them, in all different shapes, sizes and colors.  Then there’s the water… it is this deep deep blue color… so pretty!   I spent some time on Georgian Bay… Read More Georgian Bay – Solo Kayak Camp – Conquering Fears !