October 2017

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

By | 2017-10-17T19:00:55+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, camp, camping, campsite, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, canoeing, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, Moon, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, scenery, scenic, solo trip, storm, sunrise, sunset, swamp, tent, waterfalls, waterways, wind|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 many nights of planning and consulting a few people who knew the area, making revisions and calculating kilometers and portage [...]

August 2017

The French – 4 day solo kayak trip – Bye Bye Go Pro Hello Fish! 2 of 2

By | 2017-08-14T10:45:09+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: #adventure, #badweather, #blacksky, #camping, Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, camp, camping, campsite, Canada, compass, creek, creeks, enthusiasm, Exploring, fish, fishing, food, French River, georgian bay, inspiration, kayak, kayak camping, Kayaking, mapping, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, Provincial Park, scenery, scenic, solo trip, storm, sunset, swimming, tangii, waterfalls, waterways, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In my last post, part 1 of 2, Worst Site, Best Site, I had just said goodnight on a beautiful campsite on Georgian Bay.  The weather had been gloomy the last 2 days and I was hoping to rise early to some sunshine.  Let's see if my wish came true? It was Sunday morning, day 3 of my 4 day, 3 night solo kayak trip on the French River and I woke to a very [...]

September 2015

Bon Echo – owls, coyotes & whipping winds!

By | 2015-09-28T07:50:00+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, Barred owl, camping, coyotes, Exploring, Fun, Joe Perry, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, owl, paddling, Parks, portage, storm, sunrise, sunset, swimming, tarps, visitor centre, water, wind|Tags: , , , |

I have been hearing about the great Bon Echo Provincial Park for many years now.  I had wanted to explore it and seeing as I had a free weekend in September and a willing and eager camping partner, the time to visit there had come! I did my best to research Bon Echo but other than the Ontario Parks Website and a few posts here and there, I couldn't find a whole lot.  I contacted Bon [...]

August 2015

Paddling Black Creek – during a lightening storm & a tornado warning? oh my!

By | 2015-08-04T11:37:30+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Categories: #perception, black creek, creeks, Fort Erie, kayak, Kayaking, Niagara, paddle, paddling, stevensville, storm|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday August 1st, I put my kayak up on my truck and headed to Outdoors Oriented http://outdoorsoriented.com to meet my friends Andrea and Kim.  We had made plans to go for a paddle today at the Welland Recreational Canal  http://www.canalcorp.ca/site/home, but after checking the weather forecast, I needed to make a tough decision. Do I risk paddling with new paddlers in 33km gusts in what people have called 'a wind tunnel' in an area I've never [...]