Cold morning on Big Thunder Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
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Cold morning on Big Thunder Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park

After 35 years together of backcountry camping she still had the gumption to tell me “Don’t take me F***ing picture!”.Note the bug head gear. There still were clouds of black flies in late July.
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After 35 years together of backcountry camping she still had the gumption to tell me “Don’t take me F***ing picture!”.Note the bug head gear. There still were clouds of black flies in late July.

It’s just a sun shower - Whitebirch Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park 
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It’s just a sun shower - Whitebirch Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park 

Maple Creek Portage - Algonquin Provincial Park
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Maple Creek Portage - Algonquin Provincial Park

The backcountry canoeists we met the day before said the Club Lake end of the portage was “a bit muddy”. A bit?!!! I was lucky to escape this quicksand! As I would later learn thanks to the abundant snow and rain this year most portage ends were “a bit muddy”, and very buggy. 
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The backcountry canoeists we met the day before said the Club Lake end of the portage was “a bit muddy”. A bit?!!! I was lucky to escape this quicksand! As I would later learn thanks to the abundant snow and rain this year most portage ends were “a bit muddy”, and very buggy. 

Back Country camp site - Big Thunder Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
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Back Country camp site - Big Thunder Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park

I like this picture. I shows how much fun I am having learning to ride the uni.
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I like this picture. I shows how much fun I am having learning to ride the uni.

This was at the 6km mark of a 7km trail run, or at the 6km and 13km if you were running two loops. I know it is not a flattering picture. But it shows how steep it was!
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This was at the 6km mark of a 7km trail run, or at the 6km and 13km if you were running two loops. I know it is not a flattering picture. But it shows how steep it was!

Beautiful Day for a trail run Runners final instructions Water!

5 Peaks Ontario 2014 - Race #2-  Heart Lake

New car (truck?) with a suitable licence plate.
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New car (truck?) with a suitable licence plate.

5 Peaks Ontario - Race #1 - Terra Cotta Cliff Bar booth First Wave Start Second Wave Start (Yup, turned on that Garmin)! Muddy Shoes

5 Peaks Ontario - Race #1 - Terra Cotta

Waiting canoes. I bought another canoe because I needed one a foot longer (the blue one nearest) and because I travel light and because one can always use another canoe (what’s the emoticon for sarcasm?). Cannot wait for the summer!
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Waiting canoes. I bought another canoe because I needed one a foot longer (the blue one nearest) and because I travel light and because one can always use another canoe (what’s the emoticon for sarcasm?). Cannot wait for the summer!

My daughter’s Worn Journal is at chapters! This was the last one on the shelf! (So proud!)
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My daughter’s Worn Journal is at chapters! This was the last one on the shelf! (So proud!)

Look what my daughter learned to make today!
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Look what my daughter learned to make today!

Here’s how I am doing on the Uni after two months! (Ok, so the pole at the end was a bit ungraceful).