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Ontario, Canada – Part Two

"So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake."Edgar Allan Poe The third campsite (North Arm) from Maquon Creek was our site. The process of securing a back country campsite in Canada, (at least in Ontario): You must reserve the same morning that you are planning to camp in the back country. You cannot reserve…

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Badlands and Beyond, Part 12 – Yoho Nat’l Park, Canada

When camping in a van, the weather determines one's motivation early in the morning. If I hadn't had to answer the call of mother nature, I would've stayed in bed 'til noon! Unlike home, where all you have to do is walk downstairs to use the facilities... we had to get dressed, put on a…

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Kayaking is Therapy

It doesn't matter if I've had the WORST day ever. When I take that first paddle in my kayak, every bit of stress that I was feeling, whether it be physical, emotional or mental, fades away into the concentric ripples as I glide across the tranquil waters. I credit my Mom and Dad for introducing…

Kayaking in Florida 2018

Christmas break, 2018, Phil and I set off from the cold and snowy state of Michigan for the sunshine and beaches of Florida. Packed up in our 1992 GMC Vandura and towing our three kayaks,( an extra for my Mom who is another adventurous soul), we made the uneventful drive to Tavares, FL. The first…