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its Wet
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museum
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i want it
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First To Finish!!!
Congrats to Toby who was the first to complete the full official contest tasks list!!!
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New neighbours
My neighbours in Killarney let me use there hammer so I asked for a campfire photo.
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Who is George?
George lake access point in Killarney. Not very busy on a Saturday morning
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Let’s go!!
These two family's said they would race each other to the site. The people on the right think they will win. I'll...
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I found one
For 3 years I've been trying to get my hands on one. Is this the year??
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Finally there
Never been this far north before
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Teaching
My niece listens as I teach her some tips to canoeing, this was her first year in a canoe, she's not that much of an...
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After reading
After I read the Northerner online magazine, I seen the walking on water pic and thought it was an amazing picture, so naturally I had...
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Local paddle area
This area and a larger area outside of town is a hot spot for people to learn how to canoe and kayak, only in early...
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We found him.
Moe got a pic with the infamous Kevin Callan. Its nice to be in the same place at the same time.
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Have you seen the goat?
I also got a photo with the goat in the store, have you seen it?
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Its a tight squeeze
Have you tried to park at this place on a Saturday afternoon, loved seeing all the different water crafts here, watch for crazy drivers...
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Lets Rock!!
Stop #3 of the day, This place was neat as we had never been to Peterborough before, the downtown was nice to see.
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Old Canoes
The Last stop on our road trip for the day.
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Enjoyment expired
We were having a great time riding the old rail trails with the atv until we got a flat tire, We patched it and...
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First solo trip, next time bring the dog
I didn't want to submit this photo because there was no flag with it, but I won't be going solo before the deadline, this photo...
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Its dark out here
I couldn't see to take a selfie with the flash light in my eyes so I thought this looked cool.
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Another read
Hap Wilson book, another read on another trip.
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A different ride
My brother is Hiking the JMT this summer and left me his Kayak, I'm starting to like them.
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The local
Timber Outfitter in Seaforth is my local Outfitter, they put my yoke on my canoe and repaired it when i needed it.
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Costume Change
My day and night outfit, the swimming outfit was R rated for this forum :-)
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Where is it?
Moe trying to find a paddle, we left no tree un looked. Still we found no paddle. We'll keep looking.........
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Easier to control
Cha Cha doesn't run around the Kayak, I like the fact he has to stay in one area and not run around the canoe. ...
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Drinks please
I went to a seminar of Kevin's and remember he told a story of his whiskey exploding out of his platypus bag. I now...
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Lets take time
Lets take time to take a selfie while on the trail. Cha Cha can be a big pain but as he gets older he...
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What the??
How does a rock make a line like that? These lines are apart of a history of this canoe, but who does the...
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“I saw the sign”
Rain did't stop us
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Smile lady
This was one of the nicest staff I have talked to so far this summer.
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Pick it up
The amount of garbage that we picked up from Hilliard was actually depressing.
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The start is where we look happy
Everyone always looks happy at the beginning of the portage
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Single staff member
This girl was getting people in and out of the office like there was no tomorrow.
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Iconic
This stone sign may be falling apart yet I can't help but get a tiny chill passing by it.
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I have arrived
Hard to hold the phone and the Flag, so my teeth had to help
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Getting there is half the fun
Another teeth shot.
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We got it
The first stop before getting out there, permits for access points 5, 6, 7, 8 and 34
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When you gotta go
This view comes from Delano Lake, it has been moved since the last time I was here.
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Crazy eyes
Moe and I stayed at LOTR, not sure why my eyes looks like this.
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Basecamp
You have to watch out for traffic on a Friday near this place, the busy road can be dangerous
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Those eyes again
I believe this is what happens when you don;t sleep.
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Here we go
Almost all packed up and ready to go
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Its all over the place
I try to keep it all in one place, but with the winter camping gear and summer gear, some of it is here, some of...
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It works
My light had a new battery, Look it works now!!
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Reading in camp
The first canoe roots magazine I bought, and I like it.
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My favourite
Ok so no he didn't walk off the cliff, yet we have Jeffs map on the phone and in the flesh, I don;t think he...
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Your turn
Thank god we went camping when it rained, we the lack of rain this summer we must have had luck on our side, or bad...
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A stop by
This one was easy as I work several blocks away.
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Night light
Our 15 mins of fire before it started to rain
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Catch
Catch the barrel before it hits the ground, I'm hungry.
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In the new one
All alone in the new tent
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Outside
A view from outside the tent
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Smile
A group shot of the new tent
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Size matters
They say the tent is a 3 man , but it really only has room for 2
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Hello there
Why is she standing in my view?
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Black out
This was one of the hardest type of pic to get, with rain clouds this pics was taken in between clouds passing over the...
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Got ya
I was walking back from gathering wood, and happen to catch Amanda during a nap.
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Weekend home
Delano Lake campsite for our weekend
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Another weekend home
Moe and I stayed at Lake of Two Rivers in August
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Where we were
Oh ya, thats where we were when it rained all weekend
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Put it in
The access to Cache Lake #8, on our way to Delano
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Hide in here.
Amanda came into the car after running back from the washroom, yes it rained all day.
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Light it up
Starting the cook stove
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Get off me
This guy got a gut full of me, all in the art of photo taking
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I got it
I took this pic several times and decided to submit this one. It was just after a rain on Hilliard Lake
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Stay far back
This guy came out of no where to say hello to us.
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Get around it
Amanda tries her best to get her arms around this massive pine.
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LOTR
Lake of two rivers northern sky line.
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This almost didn’t happen
I work midnights, so I am always in doors when the sun rises, so on my days off I like to sleep in. This...
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3 gens
My mom, my niece and Me, 3 generations in 1 photo
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Campfire snaps
One of my favourites of the summer so far.
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Who’s hungry
Breakfast in the morning starts the day off right
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Kitchen
I'm not sure who decided it was a good idea to carry plywood 2 portages and 3 lakes into the woods, but it really was...
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Best friend
Cha Cha came down with me last weekend up the Madawaska river. Don't forget your pfd little guy. He hates water.
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Im loving it
My supper on most trips is Mountain house and I'm loving the Lasagna right now.
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First time
Took my niece out for her first trip ever, she didn't like the thunder box to much.
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Hello
My favourite paddle partner is in school this summer so the substitute paddler is Amanda.
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I need a break
A small light lunch on the portage.
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I’m hungry
The line says it all, the waiting for a nice juicy burger from Webbers, unfortunately in this picture it was closed I had to settle...
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Hi ho, hi ho
Here's Moe back from school and I make him hike to top of the lookout.
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Attempt #2
After the single carry portage almost killed us, we resorted back to the single carry for the others.
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Carrying it alone
The canoe is to heavy for Amanda to carry so I get to do it all alone. (Many breaks needed)
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Complain enough and you get help
My whining voice apparently had a nice ring to it, so we took the canoe together over the last and shortest portage.
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Steady
Look at those moves, Amanda showing you can do yoga anyway. PFD included.
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Out there, anywhere
If i can't get there by canoe, I'll get there by my atv.
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Its an Owl
Not a badger but an Owl, also canadian.
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Alone on the water
Its a bit tough to paddle in the wind alone.
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Lets get in
Trying to get that flag to stop floating around was a trick.
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It’s new
First trip with the new backcountry lite weight tent.
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I need out of here.
Sucks when you have to work and all you want to do is canoe.
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Ready, set, go!
All up on the roof.
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Action!!
These shining white pearls are as big as you can get. Happiness is being out there.
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48hrs non stop
The whole weekend it rained, yep from the time we set up to the time it was ready to leave.
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Classic
This was the trip that started it all, Summer of 1994, our first family vacation to Algonquin, and I've been going back ever since. ...
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Retirement?
I was told I can get a new canoe for Christmas, does this mean retirement for the old girl?
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Can you touch?
Trying to swim with 1 arm can be hard, so I've been told.
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Dirty Daddy
I had sand in spots sand should not have gotten.
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Looking out
Being the only people on the lake was amazing, total quiet at night, peaceful and surreal.
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His spot
Moe likes to do nothing during a camping trip as he's on Holiday, his favourite spot is his hammock. Don't rock him while he...
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Reading a book in camp
Amanda reading her book during our July trip to Delano Lake
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Drawing in a camp setting
Amanda takes her Inspiration from her colours.
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Wilderness books
I couldn't decide which book was my favourite but I like them all.
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Reading Kevins book
Finally got around to buying that Kevin Book that people have been raving about.
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Calling the snakes
I was keeping the snakes away from our campsite. Must have worked, we didn't see any.
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Lets play music
Took my niece out for her first trip, she can play better than I can.
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Lets Rock!!
A little air guitar never hurt anyone.
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Let the planning begin
When at work, I get to do more than work, planning my trips can take a long time.
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Favourite Route
My favourite route so far is the Rain Lake area. I try to spend at least one fall trip in that area, Hwy #60...
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A cut is a cut
Poor Amanda cut her finger, there was more blood but she had her finger in mouth before I could get the camera.
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How much does that weigh?
Here we are trying to do the portage in 1 go, no double carrys for us.
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Two carry
The flag is on the other side of the canoe but you seen it in all our pics
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