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!
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 !
Part 1 of this trip can be found here. This is the continuation of that post starting from the afternoon of Day 3 at my site on Big Thunder Lake. I had just arrived, set up my small footprint tarp and was sitting under it enjoying some lunch…… While eating my lunch on day… Read More Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 2 of 2
In 2002, I went on my very first backcountry trip. Five days, four nights and for someone who’d barely canoed, a huge challenge. It was a loop full of portages and lots of tests and I had thought about doing it solo for quite some time now. After a great deal of thought, I came… Read More Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1
Ever since my first trip with Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper, in June of this year, there has been a challenge set forth for Kevin the (mostly) canoeist to go on a kayaking trip with me. Our second trip over the Canada 150 long weekend, brought us canoeing once again, but I was promised a kayaking… Read More Kayaking with Kevin Callan – Herb Lake, Haliburton Water Trails