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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

Soon to be uploaded! 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 … 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 to the Mattice Lake Outfitters headquarters off Highway 527,  we drove to Armstrong Station to gas up so we’d have a … 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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Canoeing From The Pikitigushi’s Cliff Lake to Echo Rock on Lake Nipigon

Here are a few of the images we paddled into on our twelve-day exploration of the Pikitigushi River system from Cliff Lake down to Windigo Bay in Lake Nipigon,  followed by our island-hopping route down to Echo Rock, and our … Continue reading

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Pashupatinath: Shiva’s Kathmandu Valley Temple

From the tourist ghetto in the Thamel district, four of the Kathmandu Valley’s major UNESCO World heritage sites are within easy access.  Back in 1996 Laila and I walked to all of them on our first visit to Kathmandu. Swayambhunath … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan May 2018: Part 2 – The Golden Temple and Vicinity

Previous Post:  The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square After a brief coffee break at the north end of Durbar Square, I headed north to visit a couple of worship sites – one Buddhist and the other … Continue reading

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Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda At Night

Previous Post: Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar During my one week’s stay in Yangon, I visited the Shwedagon three times, once in the late morning and twice in the late afternoon.  While there is no bad … Continue reading

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