WILDERNESS CAMPING

There is nothing quite like the experience of wilderness camping.  To fully enjoy this kind of adventure you must: leave behind all that is not essential, enjoy your own company, abandon looking perfect, cooperate with your fellow travellers and have a healthy appreciation for God’s creation.  In wilderness, you will discover who you are – …

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THE CAMPFIRE

As the sun sets and the cool night air creeps in, the camp fire is first on our priority list.  It immediately becomes the social ‘hot spot’ where everyone gathers to keep warm, cook food and wind down from the activities of the day.  Around the fire is where stories are told, dreams are shared …

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METAL WAVES

While biking in Algonquin this past September, we came across the ruins of a former sawmill close to Whitefish Lake. These old cooling fins had seen better days, but with the process of abuse and neglect, they are far more interesting (visually) than when they were brand new. I enjoy witnessing the effect that the …

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NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Camping in late September is always a bit of a gamble. The weather can be warm and sunny or cold and dreary. The changing of the seasons in Algonquin is nothing short of spectacular. The vivid colours and cooler temperatures drastically change the look and mood of the park from those warm summer days. Even …

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LIMESTONE

I spent a decade or so living on and exploring the northern section of the Niagara Escarpment.  The limestone escarpment was everywhere, from towering cliffs off in the distance to the rock just inches under the soil of your front lawn.  Where the escarpment interacts with the waters of Georgian Bay you will find these …

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