Paddling Lake Manitouwabing – Fall Colours Photo Blog

Thanksgiving weekend I was in Mckellar, Ontario at Glenwood Resort with my adopted Up North family, the Burnetts.  I brought my kayak up and paddled all 3 mornings I was there, along with a few evenings, and took quite a few fall photos.  I thought it would be fun to share them here with you in a photo blog.

Hope you like it!

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Last year when I was here, I took a picture of this tree and it’s gorgeous surroundings just before a storm rolled in. I was excited to get a comparison photo while I was here this year.  Here are the two images side by side.  Curious to know which one you like better? 🙂



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It was really windy and I had paddled quite a ways from the cottage.  I am the blue dot and the cottage is the red pin.  (I’m sure most of you know that but just in case?).  I had to check my GPS at one point to make sure I was going the right way. This lake is very big and has alot of potential for wrong turns!



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Over the 3 mornings that I paddled on Lake Manitouwabing I took a photo of the same tree, every morning. I was curious to see how fast the colours actually change, and how many leaves would fall in such a short time.  I was surprised at the images side by side. Even though they are not exactly the same shot,  you can really see the differences.  The second morning I was here very early and it was still a bit dark out, but what a huge difference from the first day to the third!


I hope you enjoyed the beautiful fall colours of Lake Manitouwabing and come back again soon to check out some of my other blog posts!

Happy Paddling!

Camper Christina

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  1. AlwaysARedhead November 20, 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

    For a number of years we would go up north and camp for Thanksgiving, but with the kids all over the place, it just hasn’t worked out lately. Thanks for sharing your photos, so I can see what I am missing.

  2. M.Barrett November 20, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Great pictures! I tried taking some autumn forest photos myself yesterday, but had little success. I really do need to buy myself a good camera!

    • camperchristina November 20, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for the compliment and for reading Mark! All of these photos were taken with my iPhone 5. You guys still have leaves up there? Ours are all pretty much down. We just have a few yellow holding on for dear life!

      • M.Barrett November 20, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

        We do have a few soggy wet leaves desperately clinging to tree branches. The weather is of the typically English variety at the moment. I went on a 20 mile walk yesterday, however 80% of the photos I took are really poor. I’m not sure if it’s because my camera’s a bit rubbish, or if it’s because everything really was very drab looking and my camera captured the reality! I somehow have to try and create a blog post out of it now though.

        • camperchristina November 20, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

          HAHAH I had the exact same issue with a post I was working on last week. Every photo was blah and dark and I had to edit all of them and lighten them all a bunch! On days like that I try and take pictures of things instead of scenery, like fungus on a log or a withering flower, etc. Not much you can do. I doubt it’s your camera. Can you edit them at all?

          • M.Barrett November 20, 2015 at 11:52 am

            I can but the camera is genuinely not up to the job. We’re talking about a basic £30 thing. I’m hopefully getting myself a much better Pentax camera next year.

          • camperchristina November 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

            I do all my editing on my computer. Hopefully you can find a way. 🙂 WTH is Faffing? lol

          • M.Barrett November 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

            Faffing = spending time in ineffectual activity. An English word. I could have also said ‘buggering about’ which pretty much means the same.

          • camperchristina November 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm

            lol, I don’t think we use either? hahaha. I may need an interpreter for your blog! lol. Have a good one! 🙂 cheers

  3. boristoronto November 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Wow beautiful shots.

    • camperchristina November 23, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thanks for checking out the post and the compliment! 🙂 Much Appreciated!

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