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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 7 – From Pickerel Bay To Hartley Bay To Recollet Falls and Home

Previous Post: Day 6 – From N of Dead Island To Pickerel Bay  Day 7 – Pickerel Bay to Hartley Bay Marina To Recollet Falls and Home distance: 8.6 km time:  8:10 a.m. start –  9:30 a.m. finish portages/rapids: 0 … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Days 6 – To Pickerel Bay (The Elephants)

Previous Post: Day 5 – From CS 723 To Bass Creek to FR Park East Side  Day 6 – From CS 913 North of Dead Island to Pickerel Bay (CS633) distance: 18.2 km (and some hill scrambling) time: 8:30 a.m.; finish 2:20 p.m. … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 5 – To Bass Creek and the Park’s East Side

Previous Post: Day 4 – From West to East – Up, Down and Across the FR Delta Day 5 – To Bass Creek to French River Prov. Park East Side distance: 19.4 km (includes a side trip to Bass Lake and some hill … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 4 – West End of FRPP To East of the Fingerboard Islands

Previous Post: Day 3 – Bustard Islands Camp To Eagle Nest Point  Day 4 – From West to East – Up, Down and Across the FR Delta distance: 18.2 km time:   8:35 a.m.; finish 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids:  3 + a few lift … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta:: Day 3 -The Bustards To Eagle Nest Point

Previous Post: Day 2 – From the Elbow  To The Bustard islands Day 3 – From The Bustards To Eagle Nest Point distance: 17.9 km time:   8:35 a.m.; finish 2:20 p.m. portages/rapids:  1  (75 m – Tanvat I.) weather: sunny and hot; some … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 2 – From The Elbow to The Bustards

Previous Post: Day 1 – Hartley Bay Marina to The Elbow Day 2 – From The Elbow To The Bustards distance: 13.7 km time:   9:00 a.m.; finish 2:25 p.m. portages/rapids:  1  P18 – 240m Dalles Rapids  weather: sunny and hot; some SW wind; … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Logistics, Maps, & Day 1

Related Post: Kayaking Georgian Bay – From Killarney To Snug Harbour Background: The French River Delta and the nearby off-shore islands of Georgian Bay are a part – the most scenic part – of Ontario’s French River Provincial Park.  The … Continue reading

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Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast: Days 7 And 8 – Garland I. To Franklin I. To Snug Harbour

Day 7 – Garland Island To Franklin Island When I crawled out of my tent into the awesome sunrise you see in the photo above, Rick was already up and standing at the spot where we had our butane cook stoves. … Continue reading

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Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast: Days 5 And 6 – Byng Inlet To Hangdog I. To Garland I. (The Minks)

Previous Post: Days 3 & 4 – From The Bustard islands To South of Byng Inlet Our Day 4 campsite to the south of Byng Inlet was an interior one away from G’ Bay and it faced east towards Marjory … Continue reading

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Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast: Day 3 And 4 – Point Grondine To The Bustards To South of Byng Inlet

Previous Post: Days 1 & 2 – Killarney (Chikanishing Creek) To Solomons island Day 3: Point Grondine To the Bustard Islands   weather: sunny with little wind distance: 22.5 km. campsite: east side of The Bustards By Day 3 we were getting … Continue reading

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