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On Safari In Tanzania: A Morning In Ngorongoro Crater

Previous Post – An Afternoon In Tarangire National Park We left Tarangire National Park shortly after 4 p.m., amazed at the number of animals we had seen.  As the map below shows, Tarangire is the southernmost of a sequence of … Continue reading

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On Safari In Tanzania: An Afternoon In Tarangire National Park

My volcano climbs of Meru and Kilimanjaro done, I had six days of empty space at the end of my Tanzania visit.  Two of them I spent in Moshi and two in Arusha. The original plan had been to climb … Continue reading

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Mount Meru: A Walk To the Top of Tanzania’s Second Highest Mountain

Previous Post: Heading To Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Region Google “Meru” and you come up with a number of destinations. There is the Meru of Hindu and Buddhist myth;  it is believed to be the very axis of the world in the same way, … Continue reading

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Heading To Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Region

Hank Snow, the “Singing Ranger” from Nova Scotia, hit it big in 1962 with a song that mentions all the places he had passed through in his rambles.  It is like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” on amphetamine … Continue reading

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Canoeing Lake Nipigon From Windigo Bay To Echo Rock

Previous Post: Canoeing The Pikitigushi From The Bear Camp To Windigo Bay Why go paddling on Lake Nipigon? This post will focus on the time we spent island-hopping the northwest corner of Lake Nipigon.  The reason for doing this was so we … Continue reading

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From Lake Nipigon’s Echo Rock To Waweig Lake

Previous Post: Canoeing Lake Nipigon From Windigo Bay To Echo Rock Day 10 – Echo Rock to the H B C Post (Nipigon House) distance: 7 km (include backtracking) actually moved forward about 3.3 km time: 9:15 a.m to 11:25 a.m. portages/rapids/liftover-line: 0/0/0 weather: overcast; … Continue reading

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WWII POW Camps in the Armstrong Station Area – The Real Story!

Previous Post: From Lake Nipigon’s Echo Rock To Waweig Lake At the start of this year’s only canoe trip, before turning in to the Mattice Lake Outfitters lodge off Highway 527,  we kept on driving to Armstrong Station to gas up so … Continue reading

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Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon: From The Bear Camp To Windigo Bay

Previous Post: Days 2 & 3 – From Cliff Lake To Ratte Lake To The Bear Camp For an overview map and some pix that highlight the entire 150 km. route., check out  Canoeing From The Pikitigushi’s Cliff Lake to … Continue reading

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Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon – Days 2 & 3

Previous Post: Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon – Logistics, Maps and Day 1 – Cliff Lake Day 2 – From Cliff Lake to Ratte Lake distance: 10.5 km time: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.; checked out all pictograph … Continue reading

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Down The Pikitigushi From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon: Logistics. Maps and Day 1 – Cliff Lake

Related Posts: Canoeing From The Pikitigushi’s Cliff Lake to Echo Rock on Lake Nipigon … a summary of our trip with lots of pix It was back in 2013 that my brother Max and I first paddled into Cliff Lake.  It was … Continue reading

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