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The Ojibwe Rock Paintings of Killarney’s Collins Inlet

Related Post:  Paddling Around Georgian Bay’s Philip Edward Island – Part Two N.B. The post above is one of two on our mini canoe trip around Philip Edward Island. In it I devoted some space to the pictographs of the Collins Inlet … Continue reading

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The Pictographs of Little Missinaibi Lake

Running rapids, inhaling the energy of the waterfalls we portage around, observing moose and bear and the eagles watching over us, stopping to embrace  majestic white pines, oohing over crimson sunset skies, listening to the sound of a loon breaking the … Continue reading

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The Last of Autumn’s Colours – A Walk Up Toronto’s Don Valley And Mud Creek

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day in Toronto – a gift I figured I’d acknowledge by grabbing my camera – and our dog Viggo – and going for a long walk up the Don River Valley and then over to the Brickworks and … Continue reading

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Canoeing Quebec’s Coulonge River System – Introduction, Planning, Maps

INTRODUCTION: Sandwiched in between Ontario’s Algonquin Park and Quebec’s Réserve Faunique La Vérendrye is the upper Ottawa valley, the core of the traditional homeland of the indigenous people known to us as the Algonquins. An early source of beaver pelts … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 11: From Chutes Coulonge (Km 13) To The Ottawa River (km 0)

Previous Post- Day 10: From Chute A L’Ours (Km 43) To Chutes Coulonge (Km 15) distance: 14 km (missing about 2 km from power station in-take to power station out-flow time:  start – 8:45 a.m. ; finish – 11:20 a.m. portages/rapids: 0/0 … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 10: From Chute A L’Ours (Km 43) To Chutes Coulonge (Km 15)

Previous Post – Day 9: From Rapides Enragés (Km 60) To Chute A L’Ours (Km 43) distance: 28 km time:  start – 8:10 a.m. ; finish – 3:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/6 + 1 Falls – W-53 Swifts / C3–>C4 PRR 350m “Chutes … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 9: From Rapides Enragés (Km 60) To Chute A L’Ours (Km 43)

Previous Post – Day 8: From Die Hard Rapids (Km 81) To Rapides Enragés (Km 60) distance: 16 km time:  start – 9:00 a.m. ; finish – 1:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/4 includes 2 Falls – W-R49 C1 “Tri-Play” – W-R50 Falls PRR 100m / … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 8: From Die Hard (Km 81) to Rapides Enrages (Km 60)

Previous Post – Day 7:  Km 99 to “Die Hard” Rapids (Km 81) distance: 20 km time:  start – 9:15 a.m. ; finish – 1:15 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/2 – W-R47 C1 50m – W-R48 C1 100m PRR 475m “Enragés” weather: Initially overcast then graced with … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 7: Km 99 to “Die Hard” Rapids (Km 81)

Previous Post – Day 6: Km 121 to Km 99 (across from Carmichael Creek) distance: 20 km time:  start – 8:15 a.m. ; finish – 1:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/3 + 1 Falls – DNR Falls PRR 300m “Chute au Diable” – W-R44 C1 … Continue reading

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Down The Coulonge – Day 6: Km 121 to Km 99 (across from Carmichael Creek)

Previous Post – Day 5: Km 157 to the Coulonge/Corneille Confluence (Km 121) distance: 22 km time:  start – 9:45 a.m. ; finish – 3:30 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/4 including 2 Falls  – W-R40 C1 50m (access via Corneille River) – W-R41 C1/Falls/C3 … Continue reading

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