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A break for the lake

Heading out in a loaded canoe

I took several days “off” last week to head out to a local lake at a client’s request. They wanted me to check the place out, and see if it needs any work, and I wanted to wet a line or two and try for some trout.

Before I made even a dozen paddle strokes from the landing, I had an eagle flying overhead. It was high enough, and the sun bright enough, that I wasn’t sure if it was a golden eagle, or an immature bald eagle, but that didn’t seem to matter anyway. I was just happy to be out on the water, in a newly repaired canoe, away from cell phones, email and texts.

“When will you be back in town?”

My answer: “I have no idea. When the fish stop biting, I guess.”


Algonquin Provincial Park

North of Toronto lies the large Algonquin Park. We drove up to spend a few days camping and exploring the area.

Since it is getting to be off season, there were plenty of sites to set up the two tents and the mini-RV for The Curator.

Lucas and I spent one day canoeing in the Park. It was a perfect day to be on the water: plenty of sunshine and just a slight breeze.

It’s a beautiful park, and the canoeing is excellent. One could spend weeks out traveling the canoe routes through Algonquin.

Heading out on the canoe expedition. Photo credit: The Curator